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Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture celebrates its 25th Anniversary

For Immediate Release: October 6

Michael Buono, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Hammons School of Architecture
Office: (417) 872-7288
Bruce Moore, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Director of Hammons School of Architecture
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 6, 2010 — Drury’s Hammons School of Architecture will celebrate 25 years of educating students on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16.

Notable accomplishments for the Hammons School of Architecture (HSA) include:

  • Accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Recently, Drury was approved to offer a Master of Architecture first professional degree. Drury’s HSA is one of just two accredited architecture schools in the state of Missouri.
  • Drury architecture students played an integral role in building the first ever LEED Platinum certified Habitat for Humanity home for a local family, as well as completing projects now featured in the Springfield-Branson National Airport and the Commercial Street Farmers Market Pavilion.
  • HSA’s Center for Community Studies has helped more than 80 communities, governments and not-for-profits with design and planning issues. In some cases, the students’ work has helped the organizations secure grants for community revitalization.

“Over the past 25 years, due to the work of the faculty, staff, students and the professional community, the school of architecture has developed a strong reputation as a professional architectural program with a strong liberal arts foundation,” says Michael Buono, director of the Hammons School of Architecture. “To date, over 500 students have graduated from the School of Architecture. The weekend will be an opportunity for the Drury community and alumni to come together to celebrate this anniversary.”

A variety of celebratory events will be hosted at the university on Friday and Saturday for architecture alumni as well as members of the Drury community. Festivities will conclude on Saturday night with a dinner and dance featuring live music in the new O’Reilly Family Event Center.

Deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 11. More information & online registration


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