Students studying architectural studies have the chance to extend their learning outside the classroom by participating in research, internships and study abroad.
Students frequently take part in academic internships related to architectural studies. The following professional organizations in the local and regional areas offer internships related to architectural studies.
Boston Society of Architects
Students interested in internships are invited to post resumes on their website under "Employment"
In their senior year, majors participate in the Concentration Seminar in which they complete a capstone project, such as a research paper or a studio project. In the Concentration Seminar students may also choose to further develop projects generated by an internship in a professional office or government agency or during study abroad.
Concentration Seminar Examples
During the 2017-18 academic year, Joe Metrano ’18, a double major in architectural studies and studio art, did an honors capstone project titled “Campus on a Hill: Puritan Campus Planning at Colonial Institutions of Higher Education in New England, 16356-1776.”
In addition to courses offered at Holy Cross, students may opt to take courses at other local colleges. Many students have taken technical design courses at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and graphic design courses at Becker College.
Off-Campus Summer Programs
The following summer programs allow students to learn more about the field of architecture:
- Harvard Design Discovery
- Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Introduction to Architecture
ResearchJoe Metrano ’18, a double major in architectural studies and studio art, works on his summer research project, titled "Rethinking Home: A Design Proposal for Sustainable Housing at HC."
In addition to the concentration seminar, other research opportunities for students are available throughout the year, including the summer. Visit the Summer Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts website to learn more.
Study AbroadKatie-Li Walker ’18, a double major in architectural studies and studio art, bikes through Superkilen, a public park in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark during her time abroad.
Students have the opportunity to study and witness some of the world’s best architecture by taking part in any one of a number of excellent study abroad programs.
Recently students have studied abroad in:
For more information, visit the study abroad site.
Students can study architecture through the following summer study abroad programs:
- Syracuse University in Florence
- Denmark International Study Program with Copenhagen University
- CIEE (Council On International Educational Exchange)
Washington and New York Semester Programs
Students can participate in the College’s own Washington and New York Semester Programs.