Joseph A. Betz, Architect

Joseph A. Betz, Architect

Professor & Chair
Architecture & Construction Management
 Lupton Hall 266
 Mon: 11:15-1:05 PM; Tues: 9:50-10:40 AM; Wed: 10:40-11:30 AM & 1:40-2:30 PM


  • B.S., B.Arch., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S.Arch., Columbia University
  • Registered Architect: New York (active), New Jersey (inactive), Connecticut (inactive)
  • National Certification: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000
  • Farmingdale State College Presidential CARES Award (Commendation And Recognition for Exceptional Service), 2016


I was born and the rest is history... see Curriculum Vitae, Biographical Resume or Genealogy for details


  • Major Collaborative Proposal: Understanding the Creative Design Process: A Novel Cognitive Model based on Behavioral Experiments in Circuit Design and Architecture, 2009-2013  
    Funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant IIS- 0856038

          Co-Principal Investigator - SUNY Farmingdale (sub-award to SUNY Stony Brook)
  • Sensor Consortium - A Consortium for Security and Medical Sensor Systems, 2002-2005
    Funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant EEC-0332605
          Project Coordinator / Campus PI - SUNY Farmingdale (sub-award to SUNY Stony Brook)
  • Creative Crane Student Competition, 1999-2002
    Funded by Computer Associates and Symbol Technologies
          Principal Investigator and Project Developer
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), 2000-2003 
    Funded by the New York State Education Department
          Faculty Advisor/Mentor
  • Long Island Consortium for Interconnected Learning, 1997-1998 
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (sub-award to SUNY Stony Brook)
          Project Personnel (Faculty) to Project ICON
  • Project TOOLKIT, 1996-1998 
    Funded by the New York State Education Department;
          Title II Dwight David Eisenhower Professional Development Grant

          Faculty Instructor
  • Numerous UUP Faculty Development Awards for travel and research


Students can access course material by clicking on the highlighted courses listed below.

Degree Programs in the Department of Architecture & Construction Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Engineering Technology

Common ABET Course learning goals and objectives
See course material above for individual instructor's outline, syllabus, grading policy, course material, assignments, etc.

  • ARC251 (new ARC255) - prerequisites: CON121 (new ARC131)
  • ARC253 (new ARC257) - prerequisites: ARC251 (new ARC255)
  • ARC350W - prerequisites: ARC362
  • ARC362 - prerequisites: none

Other Time Commitments - Spring 2016

  • CCTA (tenure) Committee, Chair: TBA
  • ACT Student Club: TBA (faculty club adviser)

Student Advisement Notes

Awareness of Self: Learning Styles & Typologies