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.



  • 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. More importantly, the house helped raise awareness about disaster resilient housing, continuing Drury's leadership in this field following the 2011 Joplin tornado.

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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 in conjunction with a performance at the University of Central Arkansas on November 9th.

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  • HSA Students Imagine the Future for Anderson and Pineville

    Drury's Center for Community Studies, led by Professor Jay Garrott and aided by the collaboration of Missouri Extension's Jeff Barber (HSA '91) are continuing HSA's long tradition of aiding regional communities to envision their futures. This semester, students are working with community members from McDonald County towns Anderson and Pineville.

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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

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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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  • 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.


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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