Recently, the University’s Architectural Department hosted a visit from The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) to renew our accreditation. CETA is proud to have a Master of Architecture (MArch) program that is accredited by NAAB. There are only two MArch NAAB-accredited programs in Connecticut and CETA is one of them. Our faculty and students continue to make our program to flourish and thrive, meeting the needs of the NAAB accreditation.
Our Graduate Program Director, Professor Daniel Davis, boasted about our MArch program in his publication entitled, “University of Hartford Architecture Program Embraces Global Studies” in the January 2017 issue of the Newsletter of AIA Connecticut.
The article goes on to explain how our program encompasses two of the defined criteria important to NAAB: “(A7) History & Culture and (A8) Cultural Diversity & Social Equity”. Davis explains how the program promotes travel and “community based projects”. The students have the opportunity to travel to international destinations, such as “Istanbul, Florence and this year’s destination of Cuba”. They are also encouraged to get involved with “projects focused locally in Hartford and Middletown”. The goal is for the students to be absorb a “rich architectural culture and allow it to influence” their future designs, says Dan.
CETA has a high ratio of international to domestic students within our programs, which enriches the educational experience for both the international and domestic students. “Learning how to interact with people from other countries and cultures teaches students to appreciate differences up close and first-hand”, says Davis. To further expand on this cultured experience, The MArch Program is “actively pursuing exchange agreements with international architecture programs”. CETA has their first MArch exchange agreement with University of Wismar in Germany, planned to be executed in the fall of 2017. In addition to having a high percentage of international students, all of the Architectural faculty entrusted to teach in the MArch Program “have global exposure with a structured international experience as part of their architectural education”.
CETA would like to congratulate Professor Daniel Davis on his publication in the newsletter. We are incredibly proud of the MArch program experience that our faculty have worked hard to create for our students. We invite you to browse the attached PDF of the AIA CT Bulletin to read more about all that the MArch Program has to offer.
AIA CT Bulletin- January 2017