Scholarly and creative endeavors are integral to the Architectural Studies program. Depending on their field of study, associated faculty members write books, publish scholarly articles, or create works of art — activities that invigorate their own intellectual lives in and out of the classroom. Equally important, the faculty is committed to partnering with students in the creation and sharing of new knowledge. At many institutions, this kind of partnership is considered a privilege reserved for graduate students. At Connecticut College, we consider it an essential component of the undergraduate experience.
As an Architectural Studies major, you might find yourself in Zaraka, Greece, creating the measured drawings used to develop a digital reconstruction of a medieval monastery. Or you might get the opportunity to design a component of the campus, like the students in ARC 241 who devised the flooring pattern that now graces the lower level of Cummings Art Center. Or you might find your architectural history research forming the basis of the Coit Street Historic District web page of New London Landmarks, the local preservation advocacy organization.