Syracuse Architecture is one of the nation’s top-ranked professional architecture schools. Our New York City studio program at the Syracuse University Fisher Center in midtown Manhattan provides an excellent opportunity  to engage with the architectural culture of the city and participate in contemporary issues with broad relevance and global implications.

As an upper-level architecture student enrolled in a professional degree program, we offer an invaluable experience to give you a leading edge as you prepare for your architectural career. Prior completion of at least four (4) semesters of architectural design studio from a professionally accredited architecture program is required  for admission. Study for a semester or summer.

State-of-the-Art Facility

The Syracuse University Fisher Center, launched in 2014, features 20,000 square feet of space for the architecture program and for performing arts departments in the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. The Fisher Center learning environment includes architecture studios, “smart” classrooms, and a lecture hall.

Robust Curriculum Focused on Urbanism

You’ll take courses from Syracuse Architecture faculty that focus on the city’s history, urban morphology, planning, real estate development, and urban theory.  Advanced design studio, at the heart of the program, focuses on contemporary architectural and urban design issues unique to the context of NYC. An urban studies course provides on-site study of buildings, parks, and urban ensembles unique to the city.

Immersion in NYC Design Culture

Our programming is fully integrated with the curriculum and offers a wide range of vibrant experiences at the Fisher Center and throughout the City to expand your view of the design world.  You’ll visit reviews at area architecture schools and have “behind the scenes” access in outings to museums, buildings, and construction projects throughout NYC. Programming also includes lectures, debates, and symposia with leading designers and thinkers.