About Hammons School of Architecture
The demands placed on today’s architects require training beyond the limits of a strictly professional curriculum. Drury graduates are well prepared to meet these challenges with an education that is not only professionally rigorous and technically sound, but also broadened and enriched by the foundation of a top-caliber liberal-arts curriculum. Our graduates think critically and creatively, communicate clearly and effectively, and empathize with their clients and the communities they represent. Read more about the Drury Architecture Difference.
Professor Michael Buono to be honored as AIA Fellow
Former HSA Director and Emeritus Professor Michael J. Buono will be elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows--among the highest honors given in our profession. Only two other southwest Missouri architects have ever received the FAIA designation: Drury alumnus Richard P. Stahl in 1996 and Drury HSA alumnus Andrew Wells in 2012. The AIA College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony will take place at the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia on May 20th.
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Architecture Students Help Envision Future of Kitchen Inc. Campus
The Hammons School of Architecture's Center for Community Studies (CCS) is leading an effort that could help define the future of 3.5 acres of land currently owned by The Kitchen, Inc. on Springfield's Commercial Street. Students and faculty from the CCS recently led a design charrette to help stakeholders envision conceptual ideas for the renewal of the site.
HSA Collaborations with China's ARTS Group
Based in Suzhou, China, the ARTS Group architectural practice has generously provided Drury Architecture students valuable connections with Chinese colleagues.
Drury Students Finalists in Solar Decathlon Competition
Drury’s first-ever Solar Decathlon team--a collaboration involving Crowder College and over 100 students from multiple Drury departments--has returned from California following a very successful competition. Out of 140 teams that applied, and 20 that were accepted, the Drury Crowder team finished 8th in the overall rankings, and took second place in the commuting competition.
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Architecture Professor Collaborates with CORE Dance Production
Drury Architecture Professor Nancy Chikaraishi's ongoing series of artworks entitled "Life Interrupted" honors the experience of her parents who, along with over 100,000 other Japanese-Americans, were interned in camps during World War II. Now this work has inspired "Gaman," a major dance/theater work produced by Houston- and Atlanta-based CORE Dance. Professor Chikaraishi is Visual Artist for the production, and will exhibit her "Life Interrupted" work.
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HSA Team Wins Regional Design Competition
A team representing Drury Architecture has been awarded First Place in the annual AIA Central States Emerging Professionals Committee Student Design Competition. Drury's team topped regional schools Kansas State University, University of Kansas, Oklahoma University, Iowa State University, and University of Nebraska.
Drury's team was made up of fifth-year students Ngoc Bich Do, Julia Hartman, Tony Tai-An Yue, and Junye Spencer Zhou, along with faculty advisor Gerard Nadeau. Student team member
HSA faculty conduct research engaging broad issues associated with technology, architectural and urban theory and history, disaster resilience, energy efficiency, street art, social justice, and urban studies.