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.

Drury’s difference begins with its unique setting—a more than 140-year-old liberal arts institution committed to preparing students to think outside the limits of a particular discipline. Minors and double-majors are common and encouraged, and students work closely with committed faculty. But our education also takes students well beyond this supportive setting. All graduates study abroad, all complete architecture internships, and all participate in community-engagement studios.

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Upcoming Events

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • CCS

    Now beginning its second decade, Drury’s Center for Community Studies continues to lead the way as a model for engaged service-based learning. All HSA students complete a community-engagement study through the CCS, resulting in the equivalent of nearly 6 million dollars in design assistance for nearly 40 communities across the region.

    CCS
  • 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.

    http://www.forburkinafaso.com/
  • 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.

    http://shelter.drury.edu
  • 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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Student Work

Contact: Robert Weddle, Ph.D., AIA, LEED AP Professor of Architecture & Interim Director Office: (417) 873-7450 rweddle@drury.edu