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Architecture & Construction Management

Welcome to the Department of Architecture & Construction Management at Farmingdale State College! We are celebrated our 70th year in 2016. Our programs have been meeting the needs of the building industry and the design professions in the New York metropolitan region for more than 70 years. The Building Construction and Highway & Bridge Construction curricula were originally started in 1946. The first programs to be nationally accredited by ETAC - ABET in the Department were the Civil Engineering Technology and Construction - Architectural Engineering Technology in 1965. In the early 1990's, the College was elevated to full four-year status and shortly thereafter the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management program was started.

We offer two undergraduate degree programs and one graduate degree program. The first is the BS in Construction Management Engineering Technology, one of the leading programs in the region and the second is the BS in Architectural Engineering Technology, the only state supported program in the region. Both undergraduate programs are offer a path to professional licensure in architecture or engineering. It also offers a path to graduate school in addition to being employed directly in the field or profession. The School of Engineering Technology offers a graduate level MS in Technology Management - with a track in Construction Management. We have articulation agreements with local community colleges that make us the transfer program of choice for students with associate degrees in construction, civil and architectural technology. Come visit us today!


For more information please contact:

Architecture & Construction Management

Farmingdale State College
Lupton Hall 261
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735


Ms. Julia Cain, Department Secretary   cainj1@farmingdale.edu

Orla LoPiccolo, Dip.Arch., B.S.Arch., M.A., M.Arch., PDip.C.M., R.A.
Professor and Department Chair

Program Curriculum Guides

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Accreditation (ETAC / ABET)

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff include registered engineers and architects.  Please visit the faculty and staff page for a list of our full-time and part-time faculty

Research: The faculty in the Department of Architecture & Construction Management undertake research projects each year in the College's applied research centers as listed below.

Part-time Adjunct Faculty Positions Available

Student Advisement 

Scholarship Information:

Student and Career Development

Visit the Student and Career Development page for information on student internships, professional internship information for licensure,  and job postings from local professional firms

Applied Learning Courses

The following courses have been designated Applied Learning courses. Applied Learning activities may be included in a variety of different ways within your courses at Farmingdale State College. Some courses are dedicated to the applied learning activity, including clinical placements, internships, and practicums. In other courses, a single applied learning activity such as a field study or service learning experience will enhance your education.  Knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and then applied in a hands-on, real-world environment outside the classroom is what Applied Learning is all about.

ARC364   Site Design and Construction (Field Study); ARC 376  Architectural Design III (Field Study); ARC476  Architectural Design IV (Field Study); CON496 Capstone Project (Practicum)

Service Learning & Community Outreach

The Department of Architecture & Construction Management is involved in supporting a number of service learning and community outreach projects that benefit the region and give students the opportunity to work on real world problem solving.  The following is a list of projects.

  • Outreach:  Gideon Sherry, a student in our program participated in a 2018 outreach program sponsored by SUNY to assist with the recovery in Puerto Rico.  Read more...

  • Service Learning Projects: Check out the article on service learning activities in the department. 
  • 5 Town of Brookhaven Facilities and Second Floor of Ward Hall, Farmingdale State College, 2019
  • 7 Town of Brookhaven Facilities, 2018
  • 10 Town of Brookhaven Facilities, 2017
  • 9 Town of Brookhaven Facilities, 2016
  • 8 Town of Brookhaven Public Works Facilities, 2015
  • 8 Town of Islip Recreation Centers, 2014
  • 4 Western Suffolk Fire Stations, 2013
  • 6 Town of Babylon Community Centers, 2012
  • 3 Design proposals for the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation Park Trust, 2012
  • 8 Eastern Suffolk County Fire Stations, 2011
  • 1 VFW facility, 2010
  • 5 Town of Islip Senior Citizens Centers, 2010
  • 12 Long Island Veterans facilities through Congressman Israel, 2009
  • Creative Crane Competition (HS competition to promote excellence)


Our faculty, staff and students have been recognized for excellence in their academic and scholarship endeavors. The Department has produced two student Fulbright Scholars, Roman Titov in 2012 and Jared Finkelstein in 2010. Please visit our Awards and Honors page to see the the breadth of our program's achievements.