A Message from the Dean
Architects create the environments in which we live, work, play, shop and worship. Architects design physical worlds that directly impact people at many different scales and in many different contexts-interiors, houses, plazas, buildings, streetscapes, urban landscapes, as well as consumer products and digital environments.
Looking ahead to the second and third decades of the twenty-first century, the need for architects will expand, even beyond today's increasing demand. Population and demographic shifts, healthcare needs, environmental degradation, industrial and commercial growth, the conservation of our noteworthy buildings, outmoded transportation infrastructure-all of these conditions pose mounting challenges to the design professions, most especially to architects.
The opportunities for graduates with degrees in architecture are expected to grow over the next several decades, especially for those with a concentration in environmental stewardship -- the distinctive aspect of the Architecture program here at Marywood University. Students today have grown up with a special regard for the environment, and our nation and our world will look more and more to professionally certified architects of the next generation to be leaders in creating structures that protect and enhance our environment.
Gregory K. Hunt, FAIA
Marywood University School of Architecture
(570) 348-6211 ext. 6063