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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.  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.  Starting in Fall 2017, we offer a graduate level MS in Technology Management - with a track in Construction Management.  The Department has also recently produced two student Fulbright Scholars, Roman Titov in 2012 and Jared Finkelstein in 2010.  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!

Faculty & Staff
Research & Outreach
Student Club



Part-time Adjunct Faculty Positions

Scholarship Information:


Accreditation (ETAC / ABET)

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Architectural Engineering Technology Program:
Student Learning Outcomes and Program Objectives (ETAC/ABET)
Construction Management Engineering Technology Program:
Student Learning Outcomes and Program Objectives (ETAC/ABET)


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Internship, Training and NYS Professional Licensure Links 

The Department of Architecture & Construction Management is the oldest of its kind on Long Island, New York. Our programs have been meeting the needs of the building industry and the design professions in the New York metropolitan region for nearly sixty 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. Our newest program is Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology. As we enter the twenty-first century, the Department has deactivated all of its associate degree programs and is now focusing on professional baccalaureate degree programs. The Department is also looking to the future in planning a number of graduate and post-baccalaureate diploma programs.

Student Internships
Our 90 hour, 3 credit, internship program offers students the opportunity work for architectural, engineering or construction firms, corporate facilities departments, or local town and village planning and building departments. This experience often leads to part and full time employment as well as building experience on your resume.

Career Opportunities
Our programs are not limited to finding just one job. They will give you a solid undergraduate education with a major in architecture or construction management and are designed to open as many career doors as possible. Successful graduates have gone on to:

  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Construction Management
  • Contracting and Sub Contracting
  • Estimating and Scheduling
  • Code and Building Inspector
  • Facilities Management
  • Allied Building Fields
  • Graduate School
    Architecture: M.Arch.
    Business: M.B.A.
    Law: J.D.
    Construction: M.S. in Tech. Mgmt./CM

Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty  
Faculty: Associate Professor & Chair Orla Smyth LoPiccolo, Dip.Arch., B.S.Arch., M.A., M.Arch., PDip.C.M., R.A.
Faculty: Professor Amit Bandyopadhyay, B.Eng., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor
Faculty: Professor Joseph A. Betz, B.S., B.Arch., M.S.Arch., R.A.
Faculty: Associate Professor Bahar Zoghi, B.S., M.Eng., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.E. 
Acting Assistant Dean, School of Engineering Technology
Faculty: Assistant Professor Eric E. Anderson, B.Arch., M.A., R.A.
Faculty: Assistant Professor James V. DeLucca, B.S.Arch., B.Arch., M.S., R.A.
Faculty: Assistant Professor Eugene Kwak, B.Arch., M.S.Arch., R.A.
Faculty: Assistant Professor Michael Shenoda, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., P.E.
Faculty Emeritus


Robert H. Culver, R.A.
Jeffrey A. Hartman, P.E.
Richard W. Petrarca, P.E.
Part-Time Faculty  
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Kossi Ahouissi, B.S., M.Eng.
Faculty: Adjunct Instr. Bradley J. Allen, B.A., B.S.Arch.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. David A. Barnes, B.L.Arch., R.L.A.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Gary Bruno, B.Arch., R.A.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Barry Chapler, B.S., M.S.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Panos Constantinou, B.S.Arch., M.S.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Edward Davis, B.S.Arch., M.S., R.A.
Faculty:  Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Carmine Desio, M.S. Civil Eng.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. JoseDelio Guzman, M.S. Engineering Management
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Bernard Kalus, M.S. Civil Eng., P.E., PTOE,
Faculty: Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Renee Marcus, B.S.Arch., M.B.A., R.A.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Paul Ransom, B.S., M.S., P.E.
Faculty: Adjunct Asst. Prof. Robert Tilden, B.A., B.Arch., M.S.
 Faculty:  Adjunct Assoc. Prof.  Anthony Taddeo, PE
Instructional Support: Daniel Palo

Professional License Designations:
P.E. - Professional Engineer
R.A. - Registered Architect
R.L.A. - Registered Landscape Architect


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

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.

  • Service Learning Projects
    • 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)


  • 2014 Exemplary Service to the Community Award, for the Student Service Learning Projects by the Town of Islip
  • 2005 Special Recognition Award, "For Advancing CM Education Program," by the Metro NY/NJ Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America


  • 2018 Prof. Orla Smyth LoPiccolo, R.A., Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching by the State University of New York
  • 2018 Prof. Orla Smyth LoPiccolo, R.A., Phenomenal Woman for 2018 Award, Office of Student Activities and the Student Government Association, Farmingdale State College
  • 2017 Prof. Orla Smyth LoPiccolo,.R.A., Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) Annual Award for Innovative Pedagogy
  • 2016 Prof. Joseph A. Betz, R.A., Presidential CARES Award (Commendation And Recognition for Exceptional Service) by Farmingdale State College
  • 2015 Prof. Eric E. Anderson, R.A., AIA, Educator of the Year, Long Island Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • 2015 Prof. Orla LoPiccolo, R.A., Certificate of Appreciation for Student Service Learning Projects by the Town of Brookhaven 
  • 2014 Prof. Bahar Zoghi, Ph.D., P.E., Farmingdale Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2008 Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., P.E., Elected Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2004 Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., P.E., Distinguished Service Professor by the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York
  • 2003 Prof. Jeffrey A. Hartman, P.E., Engineering Educator of the Year by the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers
  • 2001 Prof. Amit Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., P.E., Engineering Educator of the Year by the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers
  • 2000 Prof. Joseph A. Betz, R.A., Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching by the State University of New York


  • 2009 Mr. John Hendrickson, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service by the State University of New York


  • Fulbright Fellowship / Scholarship, US Government
    • 2012 Roman Titov, dual degree, BS in Architectural Engineering Technology and BS Construction Management Engineering Technology, for graduate study in Project Management at the University of Calgary, Canada for 2012-2013
    • 2010 Jared Finkelstein, BS Construction Management Engineering Technology, for graduate study in Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Torino (Turin), Italy for 2010-2011
  • The Moles' Student Award in Construction Engineering and Management
    • 2017 Stephen Johnson
    • 2016 Mercy D. Cleto Campusano
    • 2015 Manuel Barrera
    • 2014 Max Morales
    • 2013 Moles President’s Award Lisa Camp and David Urena II
    • 2013 Michael Heretakis
    • 2012 Justin Coughlin
    • 2011 Danielle R. Thompson
    • 2010 Yoon Nam
    • 2009 Andrew Glaser
    • 2008 Eric Shatzkamer
    • 2007 Pablo Rodriguez
    • 2006 Michael Mamolite
    • 2005 Grishma Mehta
    • 2004 Renzo Barsallo
    • 2003 Salvatore J. Dragone, Jr.
    • 2002 Michael P. Sloggatt
    • 2001 Stephen Moriarty
    • 2000 Roslyn Smith
    • 1999 Jeffrey Rhoades
    • 1998 Brian J. Tucci
    • 1997 Michael S. Geraghty
    • 1996 David A. Lingen
    • 1995 Brian C. Danielson
    • 1994 Joseph Ciechanowicz
  • The Moles' Scholarship
    • 2017 Tarantej Arora and Michael Klimovich
    • 2016 Darden Byron and Clarke Oler
    • 2015 Stephen E. Johnson and Yujin Cheng
    • 2014 Siby Matthew and Ninel Armando Thelusmond
    • 2013 Jose Solorzano and Wahid Wahab
    • 2012 Bryan Santana and Francisco Bardales
    • 2011 Bradley E. Croucher and Emilia Z. Nehring
    • 2010 Alex W. Torres and Brendan R. Clinch
    • 2009 Vincent Buscemi & Matthew Malanuk
    • 2008 Anup Ghosh & Dwayne McPherson
    • 2007 Daniel Federico
    • 2006 Phillip Toth
    • 2005 James Guerriero
    • 2004 Yesenia Umana
    • 2003 Juan Carlos Bujeda
  • Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Capstone Project Scholarship
    • 2012 Brian McCurry & Dennis Moody
    • 2011
    • 2010 Jose Catano & Paul Grech
  • John Gargano Memorial Scholarship
    • 2016 Jamie Jones
    • 2015 Gino P. Rimondi
    • 2014 Lauren Liegmann
    • 2013 Nicole M. Lara Martin
    • 2012 Dana Nally
    • 2011 Bryan Santana
    • 2010 Wayfrel Puello
    • 2009 Andrew Glaser
    • 2008 Stratis Christodoulou
    • 2007 Stratis Christodoulou
    • 2006 Pablo Rodriguez
    • 2005 Richard Lepik
    • 2004 Victoria Cimmino
    • 2003 Juan Carlos Bujeda
    • 2002 Rose-May Hudson
    • 2001 Brian K. Beam
    • 2000 Jason Sommeso
    • 1999 Steven Kovacs
    • 1998 Terrence M. Quinn
    • 1997 Christopher P. Sandberg
  • Joseph D. Posillico Sr. Memorial Scholarship
    • 2016 Haifa Mallick
    • 2015 Michael P. Klueber
    • 2014 Lauren Liegmann
    • 2013 David Urena
    • 2012 Bryan Santana
    • 2011 Bryan Santana
    • 2010 Wayfrel Puello
    • 2009 Andrew Glaser
    • 2008 Stratis Christodoulou
    • 2007 Roman Titov
    • 2006 Thomas Miller
    • 2005 Aladin Accilien
    • 2004 Victoria Cimmino
    • 2003 Eric Rhule
    • 2002 Rose-May Hudson
  • Joseph D. Posillico Jr. Memorial Scholarship
    • 2016 Michael P. Klueber
    • 2015 Michael P. Klueber
    • 2014 Michael P. Klueber
    • 2013 Max Morales
    • 2012 Andres Alymeda
    • 2011 Wayfrel Puello
    • 2010 Teresa Gradowska
    • 2009 Wayfrel Puello
    • 2008 Ralph Kanas
    • 2007 Stratis Christodoulou
    • 2005 Roman Titov
    • 2004 Munzir Khan & Christopher Trager
  • Gelina & McClees Foundation Scholarship
    • 2010 Andres Almeyda
    • 2008 Carolyn Kennedy
    • 2007 Andrew Glaser
    • 2006 Russell Rosicki
    • 2005 Thomas Miller
    • 2004 Maria Baduk & Alexander Kahn
  • Gordon L. Seaman, Inc. Scholarship
    • 2002 Rose-May Hudson
  • Thomas Schulte Memorial Scholarship
    • 2014 Michael Klueber
    • 2013 Mauricio Salsa
  • Raymond Von Deesten Architecture Memorial Scholarship
    • 2016 Jamie Jones
    • 2015 Rachael Grodzki
    • 2014 Shaun Howley
    • 2013 Melissa Sahdala Alfonso
    • 2012 Nicole M. Lara Martin
    • 2011 Andres Almeyda
    • 2010 Thomas Cardone
    • 2009 Piotr Biedrzycki
    • 2008 Adam Zuar
    • 2007 Anthony V. Romano
    • 2006 Daniel Federico
    • 2005 Ralph Kowalczyk
  • National Housing Endowment Scholarship
    • 2006 Christopher Marcotte (Centrex Homes)
    • 2005 Christopher Marcotte (Herman J. Smith Scholarship)
  • Construction Management Association of America
    • 2004 Christopher Marcotte
  • Charles O. Schmitt Memorial Scholarship
    • 2007 Stratis Christodoulou
    • 2006 Roman Titov
    • 2005 Thomas Miller
  • American Society for Women Engineers Scholarship
    • 2014 Juana De Las Mercedes Pena
  • American Society Highway Engineers Scholarship
    • 2016 Stephen E. Johnson
    • 2015 Timothy M. Mombach
  • Helen S. Albrecht Memorial Scholarship
    • 2003 Maria Baduk
  • 100 Black Men Scholarship
    • 2012 Ninel Thelusmon
  • 110 Sand Company Scholarship
    • 2015 Michael P. Klueber
    • 2014 Stephen Johnson
    • 2012 Bryan Santana
    • 2011 Teresa Gradowska
    • 2008 Stratis Christodoulou

Student Club
Architectural Construction Technology (ACT) Club

Program Advisory Boards 

Architectural Engineering Technology:

  • Robert Morrisey, R.A., AIA, Vice President, JRS Architect, P.C.
  • Ralph Ottaiano, R.A., AIA, LEED-AP, Director of Sustainability, Hawkins Webb Jaeger
  • Michael Peck, R.A., V.P., Renu Contracting & Restoration
  • Jason T. Merkel, R.A., AIA, Architect, Hawkins Webb Jaeger
Construction Management Engineering Technology:
  • Victor Canseco, Owner/Operator Sandpebble Builders, Inc.
  • Tullio Bertoli, AICP, Commissioner, Town of Brookhaven Planning & Environment
  • Paul O'Rourke, Vice President of Operations, E.W. Howell Co., Inc.

For more information please contact:
Department of Architecture & Construction Management
Farmingdale State College, State University of New York
Lupton Hall, Route 110, Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 420-2024

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