The Architectural Technology program, the only one of its kind in the CUNY system, trains students to assist the architect and perform at a high level on design, working drawings and the construction stages of a building project. The program familiarizes students with up-to-date architectural office practices and procedures including computer-assisted design. Studio work gives the students the opportunity to develop their talents by participating in various architectural projects from inception to final drawings and models.
Many graduates of the AAS degree program transfer to five-year architectural colleges. The Architectural Technology program is fully articulated with the bachelor of architecture program offered by City College's School of Architecture and Environmental Studies.
A partial listing of positions that have been accepted by graduates of this program are: architectural technician, CAD drafter, architectural renderer, architectural model maker, manufacturer's representative, assistant specifications writer, and clerk of the works. Employers of the graduates of these programs include: Peter Brooks Associates (England), Davis/Brody Architects, The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Gwathmey Siegel, HOK, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Michael Lynn Associates, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City Department of Parks, U.S. Government Corps of Engineers, Walker Group, Robert Stern Architects and Studio Daniel Libesklnd.
The Department aspires to produce graduates who are recognized leaders in architecture and related fields. The faculty will develop education in design, building technology, history, theory, and the environment through creative and scholarly investigation, leading edge computational tools, interdepartmental collaboration, and community based learning.
City Polytechnic High School Early College scholars who choose the ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY option will take coursework leading to an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Architectural Technology (AAS).