College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Executive Dean: B. Klinkhammer
Associate Dean: C. Griffen
Manager of Academic Operations: L. Irwin
Faculty: S. Ageloff, L. Baumbach, D. Breiner, J. Carnell, D. Chung, K. Douglas, D. Dunham, R. Fleming, S. Frosten, R. Fryer, C. Griffen, C. Harnish, C. Hermann, K. Jacobs, D. Kratzer, K. Ku, M. Livingston, G. Lucado, A. Messinger, C. Phillips, L. Phillips, A. Plata, S. Singletary, J. Tucci
The College of Architecture and the Built Environment recognizes that design professionals require an in-depth understanding of aesthetic, technical and economic issues within a complex social, cultural and environmental framework. Building on the University’s goal to provide professional skills combined with a broad general education, our mission is to prepare students to be creative, independent thinkers and innovative problem solvers. We emphasize critical excellence, balanced with the fundamental knowledge and skill required for meaningful contributions to professional design practice. In congruence with the mission of the University, we encourage students to establish a “foundation for success, lifelong learning, and active citizenship,” as stewards of a sustainable society.
The College draws from the academic context, location and professional orientation of the University in pursuing its mission. Eight different career options are offered in an intimate collegiate setting and cooperative faculty/student-learning environment. The College encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative work in all the professionally-related degree programs.
The College of Architecture and the Built Environment requires the purchase of a laptop computer in the first year of each program: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. The University bookstore makes every effort to offer the lowest possible prices of the required software for coursework. Visit www.PhilaU.edu/OIT for hardware and software recommendations.