Joseph A. Betz 


Professor & Former Chairman

Department of Architecture & Construction Management

Farmingdale State College

State University of New York

Course Material:

ARC 255 Architectural Design I

ARC 257 Architectural Design II

ARC 362 History of Western Architecture

ARC 350W Architectural Theory

Office Hours:

Fall 2021: M 11:05-12:05PM; TW 10:05-12:05PM

Brookhaven HDAC: T 4:30-7-00PM (2nd T of month)





  • 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 $257,376.00
          Co-Principal Investigator - Farmingdale State College (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 $599,785.00
          Project Coordinator / Campus PI - Farmingdale State College (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


Public Service

  • Historic District Advisory Committee (HDAC), Town of Brookhaven (Nov. 2018 - present)

  • Planning Board, Town of Brookhaven (March 2012 - Jan 2015)

  • Program Advisory Committee, AAS in Architecture/Const. Tech., ​Suffolk County Community College

  • Three Village Civic Association, Executive Committee, (2008 - present) 

  • Long Hill Civic Association, Vice President, (1994-2008)

Courses & Degrees

Courses I teach in the Department (design, theory and history of architecture)

  • Architectural Design I [ARC 255 - 4 credit]

  • Architectural Design II [ARC 257 - 4 credit]

  • History of Western Architecture [ARC 362 - 3 credit]

  • Architectural Theory & Design Factors [ARC 350W - 3 credit]

  • Applied Research Topics [ARC 399]

Degree Programs in the Department of Architecture & Construction Management

  • Master of Science in Technology Management - Construction Management track

  • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Engineering Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Technology (Fall 2020)


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