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About the Architectural Design + Technology Program at UHart

The Architectural Design + Technology (AD+T) program is a rigorous academic program that prepares you for a variety of careers in architecture and the construction industry. The focus of the program is the design studio in which the technical, structural, and liberal arts courses are integrated through the creative process in the design of progressively more complex architectural projects. A strong component of liberal arts, with particular emphasis on communications skills, as well as multiple electives in the later years, ensures that students who pursue this program will have a challenging architectural education that prepares you for your career path. You will gain a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary for entry into architecture firms or the building industries or to pursue advanced degrees in architecture and related disciplines.


The Department of Architecture at the University of Hartford offers the following programs:

ABET-accredited degree program:
B.S. in Architectural Design + Technology (133 undergraduate credits)

NAAB-accredited degree programs:

M.Arch I ( Track 1–48 graduate credits)
M.Arch II (Track 2–64 graduate credits)
M.Arch III (Track 3–113 graduate credits)

The next accreditation visit for all programs: 2025-2026.

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The Architectural Design + Technology program offers three unique concentrations that seamlessly complement your program. You can choose from:

  • Construction Management
    For students interested in pursuing a focus in construction processes, scheduling, and budgeting. Students will learn specific management and construction techniques that will provide a graduating student with the ability to enter the construction management field with a strong architectural design and structures background.
  • Environmental Sustainability
    The AD+T curriculum stresses the integration of environmental sustainability principles and practices in all studio projects. Many students seek to expand their depth of understanding of these principles and practices to include more advanced integrative practices and research.
  • Professional Practice
    For students with career goals that focus on professional practice and the management of an architecture firm. These students see themselves as architects and business leaders.
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5-year Bachelors + Masters

The University of Hartford offers students an opportunity to complete both a B.S. in Architectural Design + Technology and a Master of Architecture in five years. The M.Arch Track 1 is available for qualified UHart undergraduate AD+T students who begin taking graduate courses in senior year, then complete a 12-month (3-semester) M.Arch track immediately following their Bachelors program. This opportunity saves on the total cost of education and allows students to enter the full-time workforce one year earlier than a traditional 4+2 program sequence. Learn more.

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For more information on requirements for first-year applicants, please visit our website. Please note, first-year AD+T architecture applicants are not required to submit a portfolio.

Upcoming Admission Event
Join us for our Architecture Info Session on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7-8 p.m. Details.

Learn more about virtual and in-person visit opportunities here.

First-Year Applicants Deadlines

Early Action Deadline: Nov. 15

FAFSA Deadline: Feb. 15