Hammons School of Architecture

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.

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Upcoming Events

  • 21st Annual Beaux-Arts Ball

    Annual charitable arts celebration to be held Friday April 17th at Springfield's Farmers Park.

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  • Faculty Research

    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.

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  • Solar Decathlon

    Drury’s first-ever Solar Decathlon team is working to design, build, and operate a solar-powered and storm-resistant home. Collaborating with Crowder College, and inspired by Drury’s for Joplin, Missouri following the devastating EF5 tornado, the design will be a prototype for a home that can be easily shipped and assembled to disaster sites. The student-run project involves nearly 100 students from various disciplines across the campus.

  • For Burkina

    HSA alumni and students are collaborating on the design and philanthropy project For Burkina. The group have designed a prototype school for Burkina Faso, and are currently fundraising to support construction. Members will spend a week in Burkina Faso in March to help build the project.

  • MX_SI

    2014 Visiting Professors of Practice were Mexican architects Héctor Mendoza and Mara Partida of award-winning firm MX_SI Studio, based in Barcelona, Spain. Héctor and Mara lectured, exhibited their work, and worked with three fifth-year research-based design studios.

  • Lecture Series: Locating Design

    Regardless of the design processes, production methods, and collateral interests that inform it, all architecture shapes and is shaped by its site. "Locating Design" explores the practice of critically engaging sites - physical, theoretical, cultural, technological, and socio-political sites and landscapes - through the act of design.

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  • Spring Break Internship Program

    Now entering its 12th year, the HSA Spring Break Internship Program will place fourteen students in high-level national and international design firms. Students will spend spring break making connections, working on a range of projects, visiting job sites, and getting to know fascinating cities.

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  • Symposium: Design in the Middle

    On Friday 10 April from 1 to 5 pm, the Hammons School of Architecture will host a symposium as part of its 2014-15 Lecture Series theme Locating Design. The symposium will investigate the role of design in shaping public life and giving identity to smaller towns in the American landscape. Award-winning practitioners from throughout the region will each present one significant project executed by their offices. These presentations and case-studies will provide a starting point for a panel discussion of this important topic.

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Contact: Robert Weddle, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP Dean of the Hammons School of Architecture Professor of Architecture HSA 101 Office: (417) 873-7450 rweddle@drury.edu