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Sustainability        Collaboration        Innovation

The College of Architecture and the Built Environment at PhilaU is dedicated to excellence in design with a focus on educating students for practice in the global market. Each of our programs emphasizes sustainable practice, collaboration and innovation. Sustainability is the key to the future of our environment. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates become—and remain—stewards of the natural and built environments.

Our lush, green campus in the historic Fairmount Park system is just minutes from Center City. We use Philadelphia as our urban lab, giving students collaborative, hands-on experience in a major metropolitan area with thriving design and construction industries. Our college partners with major corporations and nonprofit organizations providing students a professional, real-world experience and giving graduates a competitive advantage in their field. Our dynamic approach to education and our emphasis on collaborative learning, sustainability, and innovation prepares graduates to become future design professionals and leaders in sustainable integrated practice.

Programs


Architecture (B.ARCH.)

Architecture / (B.ARCH.)

Philadelphia University’s Architecture program features an industry-centered curriculum with a unique focus on sustainability and innovation, giving students a competitive advantage and professional training to make valuable contributions to the field.


Architecture (M.S.)

Architecture / (M.S.)

This post-professional program is research- based and prepares students for specialist and consulting positions in the broad field of the built environment in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.


Architectural Studies (B.S.)
Concentrations Available

Architectural Studies / (B.S.)

The Architectural Studies program provides a customizable, pre-professional education. The following concentrations are available:


Construction Management (B.S.)

Construction Management / (B.S.)

Philadelphia University’s Construction Management program features an industry-centered curriculum emphasizes essential decision-making and technical skills as well as the principles of sustainability and market-driven innovation.


Construction Management (M.S.)

Construction Management / (M.S.)

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Construction Management is an innovative, multidisciplinary program with an unparalleled focus on sustainability where students learn real-world problem-solving techniques from a faculty of experienced industry professionals.


Geodesign (M.S.)

Geodesign / (M.S.)

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Geodesign is one of the first of its kind in the country, teaching students to find solutions to 21st century urban conditions through the principles of sustainability, and to become leaders in this innovative process.


Interior Design (B.S.)

Interior Design / (B.S.)

Philadelphia University’s Interior Design program prepares students to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in design, emphasizing creativity, hands-on training and the principles of sustainability.


Interior Architecture (M.S.)

Interior Architecture / (M.S.)

Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Interior Architecture program explores the intersection between architecture and interiors, integrating theory with technical skills while immersing students in sustainable practice to discover creative, innovative solutions.


Landscape Architecture (BLA)

Landscape Architecture / (BLA)

In Philadelphia University’s Landscape Architecture program, students learn versatile problem-solving skills and the principles of sustainability in urban planning through a service-learning approach from some of the top landscape architects in the world.


Sustainable Design (M.S.)
with Online Option

Sustainable Design / (M.S.)

Developed by top sustainability practitioners and faculty, Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design is an award-winning program that fuses design and industry, emphasizing market-driven innovation to help students become leaders in global sustainability.

  • About the College

    The College of Architecture and the Built Environment at PhilaU is dedicated to excellence in design with a focus on educating students for practice in the global market. Each of our programs emphasizes sustainable practice, collaboration and innovation. Sustainability is the key to the future of our environment. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates become—and remain—stewards of the natural and built environments.

    Our lush, green campus in the historic Fairmount Park system is just minutes from Center City. We use Philadelphia as our urban lab, giving students collaborative, hands-on experience in a major metropolitan area with thriving design and construction industries. Our college partners with major corporations and nonprofit organizations providing students a professional, real-world experience and giving graduates a competitive advantage in their field. Our dynamic approach to education and our emphasis on collaborative learning, sustainability, and innovation prepares graduates to become future design professionals and leaders in sustainable integrated practice.

  • Programs

  • Architecture / (B.ARCH.)

    Philadelphia University’s Architecture program features an industry-centered curriculum with a unique focus on sustainability and innovation, giving students a competitive advantage and professional training to make valuable contributions to the field.

  • Architecture / (M.S.)

    This post-professional program is research-based and prepares students for specialist and consulting positions in the broad field of the built environment in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.

  • Architectural Studies / (B.S.)

    The Architectural Studies program provides a customizable, pre-professional education. The following concentrations are available:

  • Construction Management / (B.S.)

    Philadelphia University’s Construction Management program features an industry-centered curriculum emphasizes essential decision-making and technical skills as well as the principles of sustainability and market-driven innovation.

  • Construction Management / (M.S.)

    Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Construction Management is an innovative, multidisciplinary program with an unparalleled focus on sustainability where students learn real-world problem-solving techniques from a faculty of experienced industry professionals.

  • Geodesign / (M.S.)

    Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Geodesign is one of the first of its kind in the country, teaching students to find solutions to 21st century urban conditions through the principles of sustainability, and to become leaders in this innovative process.

  • Interior Design / (B.S.)

    Philadelphia University’s Interior Design program prepares students to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in design, emphasizing creativity, hands-on training and the principles of sustainability.

  • Interior Architecture / (M.S.)

    Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Interior Architecture program explores the intersection between architecture and interiors, integrating theory with technical skills while immersing students in sustainable practice to discover creative, innovative solutions.

  • Landscape Architecture / (BLA)

    In Philadelphia University’s Landscape Architecture program, students learn versatile problem-solving skills and the principles of sustainability in urban planning through a service-learning approach from some of the top landscape architects in the world.

  • Sustainable Design / (M.S.)

    Developed by top sustainability practitioners and faculty, Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design is an award-winning program that fuses design and industry, emphasizing market-driven innovation to help students become leaders in global sustainability.

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