The Hammons School of Architecture is one of the only fully accredited architecture programs to exist within a small liberal-arts university. We emphasize one-to-one instruction from talented and connected professors, in classes and studios with low student-faculty ratios. Drury’s liberal-arts tradition and the personalized education it fosters give students broad preparation and superior critical-thinking and leadership skills.

  • Our curriculum is flexible enough to encourage minors and double-majors, and many students pursue these in diverse fields including fine arts, business, graphic design, and psychology.

  • Our curriculum and faculty support student involvement in music performance, athletics, student government, and other extra-curricular activities.

  • All students complete a two-semester fifth-year thesis, through which they apply research and design skills to individually defined topics of personal interest and importance, often incorporating skills and resources from courses outside architecture, and sometimes with mentorship from faculty in other departments.