The School of Architecture continually reviews its curriculum to ensure that it is offering students the most innovative programs. We are now offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science. This discipline focuses on understanding physical phenomena that affect buildings building materials systems and performance. Our innovative four-year degree program provides exceptional preparation for direct entry into one of the building industrys many sectors or as a foundation for advanced degrees in architecture business or construction management or engineering. Think GlobalAct Local PARKER BUNCE 14 Architecture student Parker Bunce 14 enjoyed a study abroad experience in Rome which resulted in a summer internship there with Redais Architecttura but he has also done significant work on the municipal front here in Troy. Bunce took a studio that was sponsored by the city whose intent was to design urban furniture specifically for public parks. What I came up with is an amorphous kind of loop Bunce explained. Its sort of mysterious. Kids are supposed to play on it and parkgoers are invited to discover its seating potential. Clearly the city of Troy saw its potential as Bunces creation was selected as one of two projects that they chose to see through to construction. I like the fact that Rensselaer has trained us to design anything said Bunce. Ive also loved being part of the Bedford Seminar which is a wonderful program that teaches you how to put design issues alongside issues of practicality. Ive also loved being part of the Bedford Seminar which is a wonderful program that teaches you how to put design issues alongside issues of practicality. A Global Profession Because architecture has always been such a truly global profession SoA students are imbued with a global perspec- tive. Italy China and Indiahome to some of the most exciting architectural advances in the world todayare among the locales where students can enroll in semester-long programs.