Success After Graduation
As a student in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation (SAAHP), you will have multiple opportunities for hands-on learning and professional experience throughout all four years. From collaborating on projects in top-notch design studios to working with real clients in paid internships to partnering with communities to make positive change, our alumni are well prepared to land fulfilling jobs in their fields.
Across all our programs, alumni find success in graduate programs and their fields.
Working with real clients during his undergraduate program helped Architecture major Vincent Pacifico `17 land a job with an Architecture and Interior Design firm after graduation. Currently earning his master’s in architecture at RWU, Pacifico will be well prepared for a successful career in his field.
Jamie Valway `17 landed a position as an Architectural Designer at Vision 3 Architects in Providence even before completing her master’s in architecture. Learn how working with the Community Partnerships Center throughout her undergraduate and graduate career helped her support local needs through architecture, and find her dream job.
Wondering what you could do with a degree in historic preservation? You could end up running your own business, like Ben Bergenholtz `03 `12. Bergenholtz is the principal owner of Harborside Holdings Corporation, which specializes in bringing historic buildings back to life. Read his story to learn how Bergenholtz preserves the beauty of historic waterfront structures in Bristol, while ensuring their financial sustainability.
A Multifaceted Path to Success
State-of-the-art facilities, countless opportunities for professional experience, a commitment to community engagement, and consistent faculty/peer mentorship make RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation the ideal environment to launch a career in the field.
Professional Facilities for Professional Architects
As an SAAHP student, you will have your own studio space equipped with a 27-inch Samsung LED monitor. The cutting-edge technology improves design time and cohesion, while the studio’s open floor encourages collaboration, preparing you for success in an ever-evolving field.
SAAHP’s award winning Career Investment Program allows students of various financial needs, skill sets, and disciplines to get paid work during their undergraduate program. The professional learning experiences and connections gained in internships often lead to full time positions after graduation.
Women’s Leadership Network
In addition to these stepping stones toward career fulfillment, we are invested in advancing career potential for women through the Women’s Leadership Network, which provides additional mentorship, networks, resources, and events for female SAAHP students
A Commitment to Social Justice
Not only does the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation provide multiple tools for career success, we also foster an environment of community minded professionals. Experiential learning projects, such as collaborations with local schools and installations that draw attention to world issues, are just a few examples of the many ways we combine practical skill-building with social justice work, so students can count on impactful futures.