The Hammons School of Architecture arms the Drury University policy on Academic Integrity as published in the Academic Catalog, which reads in part:
“Plagiarism is a particular kind of academic misconduct in that one person takes another person’s ideas, words, or images and falsely presents them as his or her own. If a student submits any work that is not entirely his or her own, the student is plagiarizing.”
In order to provide guidance to students, the HSA faculty and administration have elaborated on this statement in the following ways that relate more directly to architecture education:
1. Taking “another person’s ideas… or images,” in the context of architectural design, includes when students directly appropriate others’ design motifs, forms, and formal arrangements, or presentation materials.
2. Since architecture (like other creative disciplines) depends on the influence of and critical engagement with others’ work, the above phrase “directly appropriate” refers to situations in which appropriation occurs without a critical process that recognizes the influence of the original work and integrates it into the student’s own design process and solutions.
3. Merely manipulating or altering others’ images through digital or other processes does not in itself constitute legitimate appropriation, and may qualify as copyright violation.
4. Attribution of uses of others’ creative work is essential, and can be handled in a number of ways:
– In presentations summarizing research or precedent analysis, any representation of source projects should be accompanied by identifying information (building, location, designers, date). Students should also be aware that rights to photographic imagery are also often held by photographers independently of the source project’s designers.
– In cases in which precedent analysis and other influences are integrated with the students’ own creative process, this influence and process should be directly recognized by the student and discussed with studio critics during the process.
Since the issue of creative integrity is complex, students are encouraged to bring questions and dilemmas directly to faculty, rather than risk inappropriate use of others’ work. Students can also raise concerns about others’ suspected academic or creative dishonesty directly with faculty or with the HSA Dean or Associate Dean. These cases will be treated confidentially.
Penalties for academic or creative dishonesty will be determined in adherence to the Drury Academic Catalog.
Some resources for better understanding academic and creative honesty issues:
The Hammons School of Architecture houses two large format printers used traditionally within architecture and planning firms for generating display boards, presentations, and maps. Associated printing costs are one of the several items covered by the architecture program fee.
The use of the printers is permitted for both faculty/staff and students associated with the university outside of the architecture program for university-related projects. The HSA reserves the right to determine what kind of usages are permitted on the machines as well as how to schedule hours as deemed necessary or appropriate, up to but not limited by; program usage spike (usually at mid-terms and finals), staff availability, safety restrictions, and material considerations.
Several procedures will need to be followed in order to request prints from the HSA staff. All files must by flattened PDF files (single layer) in order for our machines to process the images and colors correctly. Users should know in advance the desired size and apply any crop marks before submitting their file, as well as the paper type that they expect to print on. As with most printing, we advise users that images will likely print darker than they appear on computer screens.
Printing costs are based on linear foot (the length of the paper ejected from the machine), paper type, and job request. While misprints that are the error of the machine itself (such as leaky printer heads or paper jams) will be handled by the HSA, misprints resulting from typos, incorrect color selection/design, or improperly flattened files leading to lost data will be the responsibility of the file owner and incur a charge for additional linear feet of printing.
$3/linear foot—Line Drawings (Construction or map drawings without solid blocks of ink/color. Bond only)
$7/linear foot—Images/Posters on Bond/Semi-gloss (as available)
For students: Payment by cash is accepted. Please bring exact change.
For faculty/staff: Cash is also accepted, but we can also charge to departmental account numbers.
HSA staff is available for consultation, but design work itself is not provided through the school. The purpose of the machines is first and foremost the education of the students enrolled in the architecture program at the HSA.
Any questions or clarifications on usage or the application of this policy should be directed to the HSA Design Fabrication Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hammons School of Architecture houses several fabrication machines, both traditional and digitally operated. These machines are available to HSA students and faculty at no charge for projects related to curriculum, personal development and exploration, and building operations. Associated costs are one of the several items covered by the Architectural Program fee. Material costs and acquisitions are the responsibility of individual users.
Interdepartmental usage for university‐related projects is also possible. Use of certain equipment will incur charges at hourly rates listed below. These costs cover machine maintenance, supervision, software and hardware availability, and updates to machinery as needed. For those experienced with the machinery and trained in its usage, there is a reduced rate due to the reduced time commitment of HSA staff. Users requiring design assistance, approval, and guidance will incur a larger cost. The HSA reserves the right to determine what kind of usages are permitted on the machine as well as how to schedule hours as deemed necessary or appropriate, up to but not limited by: program usage spikes (usually at mid‐terms and finals), staff availability, safety restrictions, and material considerations.
First‐time users will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of operation and safety procedures prior to use, and to sign a waiver recognizing their responsibility for the safety of themselves and of other shop users. Safety and operation workshops/tutorials may be required.
$20/hour–Interdepartmental w/o assistance
$50/hour–Interdepartmental with assistance
$10/hour–Interdepartmental w/o assistance
$20/hour–Interdepartmental with assistance
HSA staff is available for consultation but design work itself is not provided through the school. The purpose of the machines is first and foremost the education of the students enrolled in the architecture program at the HSA. Material/Project storage is generally not available, and the HSA is not responsible for theft, damage, or valuables left in the fabrication shop.
Any questions or clarifications on usage or the application of this policy should be directed to the HSA Design Fabrication Coordinator at email@example.com
Each spring semester Drury University offers a limited number of donor-funded scholarships dedicated to architecture students. Awards are between $1000 and $3000 and are awarded in consultation with HSA faculty and administrators.
Any HSA student wishing to be considered for one of these scholarships must complete a Hammons School of Architecture Scholarship Application Form and submit a needs essay by February 1st of the academic year prior to scholarship funding.
Scholarship recipients will be notified by the conclusion of the academic year during which the application is made. These scholarships are awarded based on various factors as determined by donors and the HSA Scholarships Committee. Student financial need is typically the primary consideration.
In addition to these HSA-specific scholarships, Drury University offers several general support scholarships granted through their financial aid process and additional scholarships page. Study-abroad scholarships can be found under “Scholarships” on Drury’s study-abroad page.
Students are encouraged to research additional external scholarships that may be made available by local, regional, and national organizations like the American Institute of Architects (including local and hometown chapters), the Springfield Contractors Association (SCA), and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).
Other scholarship opportunities may be identified through organizations connected to a student’s family. These can range from credit union memberships to a parent’s membership in business and trade associations. Greek organizations also award scholarships; fraternity and sorority members are encouraged to explore these programs. Other general scholarships are offered by organizations such as the Scottish Rite, the Masons or Rotary Clubs.
Application deadlines need to be identified—provide adequate time for reference letters and transcripts to be written, gathered and mailed.
Some specific examples of these external scholarships are listed below.
AIA Springfield Scholarship
Application deadline is in October
Application information will be emailed to all HSA students
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