The Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Sustainable Design promotes a healthier, more energy efficient way to build which reduces negative environmental impacts and slows the depletion of natural resources. Students study sustainable approaches to materials, construction, site design, building design, and the generation of energy. In addition, students receive training in building science fundamentals related to the measurement of building performance. Students also learn skills vital to historic preservation and the renovation and re-use of existing buildings. Graduates should be equipped with the knowledge to design and/or construct buildings that make positive contributions to their communities. Students may declare the dual degree in Architecture.

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After Graduation

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities with a wide range of employers exist nationwide. Potential employers include architects, engineers, contractors, home builders, environmental organizations, building materials manufacturers, and government agencies. Potential job titles include drafter/technician, designer, architectural project team member, sustainability professional, design/build professional, LEED specialist, CAD Manager, teacher, facility manager, and Project Manager.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for architects, except landscape and naval was $79,380 in May 2018. The top 10 percent earned more than $138,120.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services89,820$42.50$88,390
Residential Building Construction1,820$41.79$86,920
Specialized Design Services1,400$38.41$79,900
Nonresidential Building Construction1,360$42.64$88,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)1,290$47.04$97,830

Statistics reported in May 2018

Transfer Procedures

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Tool List

CAD Software Links and Computer Specifications

The following is a list of information that will be helpful for Architecture and Sustainable Design students interested in purchasing their own computers. Please note that purchasing a computer and software is optional. Students in our programs are not required to purchase their own computers. Many of our classrooms are equipped with computers and we have open computer labs most evenings and during the weekend.

Students in the Architecture and Sustainable Design majors use the following programs:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD®
  • Autodesk Revit®
  • Trimble Sketchup®
  • Adobe Photoshop®

Many of the software products developed by Autodesk are free to our students if they enroll in the Autodesk® student community. If students wish to purchase their own computers, we suggest they purchase one capable of running Revit.

Uniforms and tools are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA)

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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

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Construction Management Association (CMA)

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Penn College Construction Association (PCCA)

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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Students of Penn College

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Architectural Technology Advisory Committee

  • Mr. Larry Basile, '91, Vice President of Sales, Supply Source, Inc.
  • Mr. David W Daneker, '81, Project/Property Manager, Susquehanna Health
  • Mr. Robert J Gehr, AIA, NCARB, '86, Regional Director, Larson Design Group, Inc.
  • Mr. Jeff A LeFevre, '75, President, LeFevre Wilk Architects, LLC
  • Mr. Brent A Stebbins, '88, Architect/Designer, RLPS Architects
  • Mr. Anthony H Visco, Jr., '69, Owner, Anthony H. Visco, Jr., Architects

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology
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Williamsport, PA 17701