Architecture

Major: Architecture
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Architecture Degree (BArch)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 227.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 04.0201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-1011

 

About the Program

The practice of architecture requires a unique skill set—creative thinking and aesthetic sensitivity balanced with technical knowledge, cultural understanding, and social responsibility. Critical thinking and communication skills are needed. Drexel’s Bachelor of Architecture program encompasses foundation courses in the applied and social sciences, the humanities, and a wide range of professional architecture courses to prepare students for careers in architecture and related fields. At the heart of the curriculum are the design studios where students are challenged to apply their knowledge acquired from the above disciplines to consequential design problems.

Drexel’s work/study program is an experiential-based learning model that complements and provides an alternative to traditional full-time academic architecture programs. The Drexel model provides a practical, high-quality education to those students who seek early exposure to daily architectural practice as well as an affordable alternative to students who could not otherwise be able to enter the profession.

At Drexel there are two paths to an accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree, serving two distinct populations: the 2+4 option and the part-time evening option.

The Architecture Program's advising guidelines include scheduling guidelines, studio advancement requirements, and general studio policies.

Accreditation

In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit US professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture programs may require a pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Department of Architecture + Interiors offers the following NAAB-accredited degree program(s):

2+4 Option:                                          6 year program (2 years full-time, 4 years part-time)
                                                                   Bachelor of Architecture            
                                                                   227.0 undergraduate quarter-term credits             

Part-Time Evening Option:                  7 year part-time program
                                                                   Bachelor of Architecture    
                                                                   227.0 undergraduate quarter-term credits             

Next accreditation visit for both tracks: 2018

About the 2+4 Option

The 2+4 option is an accelerated route designed for a small class of well-prepared students entering directly from high school. In this program, two years of full-time coursework address the basic principles of architectural design and satisfy fundamental University core requirements in the arts and sciences as well as those job-related skills that are needed for entry-level professional positions. A comprehensive review of performance will take place after each year to ensure that students are making sufficient progress in all areas. After successfully completing the minimum requirements of the full-time phase, students find full-time employment in the building industry, including architecture firms, while continuing their academic program part-time in the evening for four additional years. 

About the Part-time Evening Program

The part-time evening option is one of only two part-time evening architectural programs in the United States, leading to an accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree. Designed for non-traditional and transfer students, this program offers all courses part-time in the evening, enabling students to work full-time. The evening program sequence is seven years, but transfer students with university-level design credits can reduce its length by meeting specific program requirements through transcript and portfolio review.

By combining work and study, all Drexel Architecture students may be able to simultaneously satisfy their required internship for licensure, now called the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) while completing their professional degree, thus qualifying for the registration exam on graduation in most jurisdictions.

Additional Information

For more information, visit the Architecture Program website. For advising and transfer information please review the Architecture Program's curriculum page.

In August of 2015, Drexel was approved by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) for participation in the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) Program. Students seeking access to this track will be reviewed by the Program Director and Faculty starting in the Spring of 2017.

Note: Architecture vs Architectural Engineering
Because Drexel University offers two programs with "architecture" in their titles, it is useful to point out the significant differences between them:

  • Architects design buildings to meet people's spatial, organizational, and aesthetic needs; they also coordinate the building design process. All states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) require individuals to be licensed (registered) before they may call themselves architects or contract to provide architectural services. Many architecture school graduates work in the field even though they are not licensed or while they are in the process of becoming licensed. But they may not call themselves an architect.

    A licensed architect is required to take legal responsibility for all work. Licensure requirements usually include:

    • A professional degree in architecture;
    • A period of practical training or internship; and
    • Passage of all divisions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
  • Architectural engineers specialize in the design of engineering systems within buildings. Architectural engineers earn Bachelor of Science degrees and become professional engineers with the required experience and state examinations. Students whose interests are focused on the technological and engineering aspects of buildings should review Drexel's major in Architectural Engineering offered by the College of Engineering.

Degree Requirements (2 + 4 Option)

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Humanties electives6.0
Natural Science elective3.0
Social Science electives9.0
Free electives30.0
Studios (must be taken in order)
ARCH 181Architecture Studio 1A4.0
ARCH 182Architecture Studio 1B4.0
ARCH 183Architecture Studio 1C4.0
ARCH 281Architecture Studio 2A4.0
ARCH 282Architecture Studio 2B4.0
ARCH 283Architecture Studio 2C4.0
ARCH 381Architecture Studio 3A4.0
ARCH 382Architecture Studio 3B4.0
ARCH 383Architecture Studio 3C4.0
ARCH 481Architecture Studio 4A4.0
ARCH 482Architecture Studio 4B4.0
ARCH 483Architecture Studio 4C4.0
ARCH 487Architecture Studio 5A4.0
ARCH 488Architecture Studio 5B4.0
ARCH 489Architecture Studio 5C4.0
ARCH 493Senior Project I4.0
ARCH 494Senior Project II4.0
ARCH 495Senior Project III4.0
Required Professional Courses (2 + 4 Option)
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 144Architecture and Society IV3.0
ARCH 170Architectural Technology I3.0
ARCH 172Architectural Technology II3.0
ARCH 173Architectural Technology III3.0
ARCH 211Architectural Representation I2.0
ARCH 212Architectural Representation II2.0
ARCH 213Architectural Representation III2.0
ARCH 224Architectural Representation IV2.0
ARCH 225Architectural Representation V2.0
ARCH 226Architectural Representation VI2.0
ARCH 274Architectural Technology IV3.0
ARCH 275Architectural Technology V3.0
ARCH 276Architectural Technology VI3.0
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
ARCH 377Architectural Technology VII3.0
ARCH 378Architectural Technology VIII3.0
ARCH 379Architectural Technology IX3.0
ARCH 431 [WI] Architectural Programming3.0
History and Theory Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
American Architecture & Urbanism
Theories of Architecture I
Theories of Architecture II
Theories of Architecture III
History of Modern Architecture I
History of Philadelphia Architecture
Architectural Study Tour
Studies in Vernacular Architecture
Contemporary Architecture
Environmental Psychology and Design Theory
Urban Design Seminar
Urban Design Seminar II
Special Topics in Architecture
Professional Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
The Development Process
Advanced Drawing
Computer Applications in Architecture I
Computer Applications in Architecture II
Emerging Architectural Technology
Building Enclosure Design
Energy and Architecture
Advanced Topics in Architecture
Special Topics in Architecture
An approved Construction Management (CMGT) course
Total Credits227.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study (2 + 4) Option

Freshman
Term 1Credits
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 181Architecture Studio 1A4.0
ARCH 211Architectural Representation I2.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 2
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 182Architecture Studio 1B4.0
ARCH 212Architectural Representation II2.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 183Architecture Studio 1C4.0
ARCH 213Architectural Representation III2.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Humanities elective3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits16.0
Sophomore
Term 4
ARCH 144Architecture and Society IV3.0
ARCH 170Architectural Technology I3.0
ARCH 281Architecture Studio 2A4.0
ARCH 224Architectural Representation IV2.0
Free elective3.0
Social Science Elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
ARCH 172Architectural Technology II3.0
ARCH 225Architectural Representation V2.0
ARCH 282Architecture Studio 2B4.0
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
Free elective3.0
Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
ARCH 173Architectural Technology III3.0
ARCH 226Architectural Representation VI2.0
ARCH 283Architecture Studio 2C4.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Third Year (Part-Time)
Term 7
ARCH 274Architectural Technology IV3.0
ARCH 381Architecture Studio 3A4.0
History/Theory elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 8
ARCH 275Architectural Technology V3.0
ARCH 382Architecture Studio 3B4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 9
ARCH 276Architectural Technology VI3.0
ARCH 383Architecture Studio 3C4.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 10
Summer Quarter 
Social Science elective3.0
Free electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fourth Year (Part-Time)
Term 11
ARCH 377Architectural Technology VII3.0
ARCH 481Architecture Studio 4A4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 12
ARCH 378Architectural Technology VIII3.0
ARCH 482Architecture Studio 4B4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 13
ARCH 379Architectural Technology IX3.0
ARCH 483Architecture Studio 4C4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 14
Summer Quarter 
History/Theory elective3.0
Professional elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fifth Year (Part-Time)
Term 15
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
ARCH 487Architecture Studio 5A4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 16
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
ARCH 488Architecture Studio 5B4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 17
ARCH 489Architecture Studio 5C4.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 18
Summer Quarter 
Professional elective3.0
History/Theory elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Sixth Year (Part-Time)
Term 19
ARCH 431 [WI] Architectural Programming3.0
ARCH 493Senior Project I4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 20
ARCH 494Senior Project II4.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 21
ARCH 495Senior Project III4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Total Credit: 227.0

Degree Requirements (Part-time Evening Option) 

General Education Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience2.0
Humanities electives6.0
Social Science electives9.0
Natural Science elective3.0
Free electives24.0
Studios (Must be taken in order)
ARCH 107Foundation Design I2.0
ARCH 108Foundation Design II2.0
ARCH 109Foundation Design III2.0
ARCH 181Architecture Studio 1A4.0
ARCH 182Architecture Studio 1B4.0
ARCH 183Architecture Studio 1C4.0
ARCH 281Architecture Studio 2A4.0
ARCH 282Architecture Studio 2B4.0
ARCH 283Architecture Studio 2C4.0
ARCH 381Architecture Studio 3A4.0
ARCH 382Architecture Studio 3B4.0
ARCH 383Architecture Studio 3C4.0
ARCH 481Architecture Studio 4A4.0
ARCH 482Architecture Studio 4B4.0
ARCH 483Architecture Studio 4C4.0
ARCH 487Architecture Studio 5A4.0
ARCH 488Architecture Studio 5B4.0
ARCH 489Architecture Studio 5C4.0
ARCH 493Senior Project I4.0
ARCH 494Senior Project II4.0
ARCH 495Senior Project III4.0
Required Professional Courses (Part-time Evening Option)
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 144Architecture and Society IV3.0
ARCH 211Architectural Representation I2.0
ARCH 212Architectural Representation II2.0
ARCH 213Architectural Representation III2.0
ARCH 224Architectural Representation IV2.0
ARCH 225Architectural Representation V2.0
ARCH 226Architectural Representation VI2.0
ARCH 170Architectural Technology I3.0
ARCH 172Architectural Technology II3.0
ARCH 173Architectural Technology III3.0
ARCH 274Architectural Technology IV3.0
ARCH 275Architectural Technology V3.0
ARCH 276Architectural Technology VI3.0
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
ARCH 377Architectural Technology VII3.0
ARCH 378Architectural Technology VIII3.0
ARCH 379Architectural Technology IX3.0
ARCH 431 [WI] Architectural Programming3.0
History and Theory Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
American Architecture & Urbanism
Theories of Architecture I
Theories of Architecture II
Theories of Architecture III
History of Philadelphia Architecture
Architectural Study Tour
Studies in Vernacular Architecture
Contemporary Architecture
Environmental Psychology and Design Theory
Urban Design Seminar
Urban Design Seminar II
Special Topics in Architecture
Professional Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
The Development Process
Advanced Drawing
Computer Applications in Architecture I
Computer Applications in Architecture II
Emerging Architectural Technology
Building Enclosure Design
Energy and Architecture
Special Topics in Architecture
Total Credits227.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study (Part-time Evening Option)

This curriculum format is adjustable to each student's academic situation. Transfer credit evaluation, prior architectural experience, and other considerations may restructure the student's yearly program schedule.

First Year (Part-Time)
Term 1Credits
ARCH 107Foundation Design I2.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
ARCH 108Foundation Design II2.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 3
ARCH 109Foundation Design III2.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
 Term Credits8.0
Term 4
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
Natural Science elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Second Year (Part-Time)
Term 5
ARCH 144Architecture and Society IV3.0
ARCH 181Architecture Studio 1A4.0
ARCH 211Architectural Representation I2.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 6
PHYS 182Applied Physics I3.0
ARCH 182Architecture Studio 1B4.0
ARCH 212Architectural Representation II2.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 7
ARCH 183Architecture Studio 1C4.0
ARCH 213Architectural Representation III2.0
PHYS 183Applied Physics II3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 8
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Humanities elective3.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Third Year (Part-Time)
Term 9
ARCH 170Architectural Technology I3.0
ARCH 224Architectural Representation IV2.0
ARCH 281Architecture Studio 2A4.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 10
ARCH 172Architectural Technology II3.0
ARCH 225Architectural Representation V2.0
ARCH 282Architecture Studio 2B4.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 11
ARCH 173Architectural Technology III3.0
ARCH 226Architectural Representation VI2.0
ARCH 283Architecture Studio 2C4.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 12
Summer Quarter 
Free electives6.0
Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fourth Year (Part-Time)
Term 13
ARCH 274Architectural Technology IV3.0
ARCH 381Architecture Studio 3A4.0
History/Theory elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 14
ARCH 275Architectural Technology V3.0
ARCH 382Architecture Studio 3B4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 15
ARCH 276Architectural Technology VI3.0
ARCH 383Architecture Studio 3C4.0
Social Science elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 16
Free electives6.0
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Fifth Year (Part-Time)
Term 17
ARCH 377Architectural Technology VII3.0
ARCH 481Architecture Studio 4A4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 18
ARCH 378Architectural Technology VIII3.0
ARCH 482Architecture Studio 4B4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 19
ARCH 379Architectural Technology IX3.0
ARCH 483Architecture Studio 4C4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 20
Free elective3.0
History/Theory elective3.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Sixth Year (Part-Time)
Term 21
ARCH 335Professional Practice I3.0
ARCH 487Architecture Studio 5A4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 22
ARCH 336Professional Practice II3.0
ARCH 488Architecture Studio 5B4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 23
PHIL 317Ethics and Design Professions3.0
ARCH 489Architecture Studio 5C4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 24
Free elective3.0
History/Theory elective3.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Seventh Year (Part-Time)
Term 25
ARCH 431 [WI] Architectural Programming3.0
ARCH 493Senior Project I4.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 26
ARCH 494Senior Project II4.0
Professional elective3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Term 27
ARCH 495Senior Project III4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits7.0
Total Credit: 227.0
*

Prior to taking this course student must meet program's minimum studio advancement requirements. See the program's Advising Guidelines for more details.

**

See degree requirements.



Opportunities

Drexel’s work/study program is an experiential-based learning model that complements and provides an alternative to traditional full-time academic architecture programs. The Drexel model provides a practical, high-quality education to those students who seek early exposure to daily architectural practice as well as an affordable alternative to students who could not otherwise be able to enter the profession.

Ordinarily, Drexel's architecture graduates continue working for the firms that employed them during the work-study phase of their studies. In time, some architects reach positions of associate or partner in these offices, while others choose to launch their own firms. Urban design, historic preservation, interior design, and facilities management are some of the related careers that architectural graduates also pursue with similar patterns of success.

Drexel is located in University City, a Philadelphia neighborhood that includes several centers of education and research. Philadelphia itself offers an unparalleled collection of landmark architecture and urban planning that spans 300 years of development.The region has always been home to architectural firms of national and international prominence. A rich and varied environment combined with an accomplished and supportive professional community make Philadelphia an ideal laboratory for the study of architecture. All of the faculty in the program are active in the Philadelphia architecture community, many in leadership positions at firms.

Students seeking support for resume and portfolio development may schedule an appointment with the Program Director by contacting the Architecture Program. Job listings exclusively for Drexel Architecture students can be found on the Architecture Opportunities site. Firms seeking Drexel interns may contact students directly by finding student links to resume, worksample and web portfolios at this site.

Minor in Architecture

A minor in architecture gives students majoring in other disciplines an opportunity to explore architecture through a coherent sequence of coursework. The minor in architecture can also be used for preparation towards professional graduate study in this field. Interested students should consult the Architecture Program Director for course selection and scheduling.

The minor requires design studio courses, courses in architectural history, and architectural elective courses. No more than 9.0 credits from a student's major can be used to fulfill the minor requirements.

Required Courses
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
Elective Architecture Courses *6.0
Required Architecture Studios **10.0-12.0
Foundation Design I
Foundation Design II
Foundation Design III
Studio 1-1
Architecture Studio 1A
Studio 1-2
Architecture Studio 1B
Studio 1-3
Architecture Studio 1C
Studio 3-1
Architecture Studio 3A
Studio 3-2
Architecture Studio 3B
Total Credits25.0-27.0
*

Chosen from BArch required professional courses, history/theory electives and professional electives appearing on the degree requirements page. Selection should be made after consultation with the Program Director or Academic Advisor.

**

Students who have successfully completed INTR 233 should enter the studio sequence at the second-year level (ARCH 183). Students who have successfully completed ARCH 192 should start the studio sequence with (ARCH 181).

***

Students without Design background will be required to take the following studios: ARCH 107, ARCH 108, ARCH 109 and ARCH 181

Facilities

The Department's offices, studios and teaching facilities are located on floors 3, 3A, 4 and 4A of the URBN Center at 3501 Market Street. The Hybrid Making Lab on the first floor is open to all Westphal students and has state-of-the-art fabricating equipment, accessible to students after required training. The Westphal Print Center is a full-service, low-cost facility is located on 3A and is accessible to students from on and off campus. A full wood working shop is located in the Visual Studies Arts Annex at 3220 Cherry Street.

Architecture & Interiors Faculty

David Ade, AIA, LEED A.P., NCARB, BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, SMP Architects, sustainable design
Ulrike Altenmuller-Lewis, AIA, Dr.-Ing. (Bauhaus Universitat Weimar). Associate Professor. Research on educational environments; translations of architectural theory texts.
Jason Austin, LEED A.P., MLA Landscape Architecture (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Principal, Austin + Mergold; architecture, research, landscape architecture, urban design.
Stephen Bonitatibus, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Bonitatibus Associates; traditional residential architecture.
Anthony Bracali, AIA, LEED A.P., BArch (Drexel University). Adjunct Associate Professor. President, Friday Architects; civic, non-profit and community-based architecture.
Mark Brack, PhD (University of California at Berkeley). Associate Professor. British and American architecture from 1700 to the present; Hispanic colonial architecture in the American Southwest; vernacular architecture; historic preservation.
Daniel Chung, RA, PE, MArch, MSE (Yale University, Princeton University). Assistant Professor. Building performance and exterior envelope systems.
Jon Coddington, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor. Architecture, urban design and planning.
Rena Cumby, BArch, MS (Drexel University) Department Head, Department of Architecture & Interiors. Associate Professor. Interior designer; foundation studies and design education.
John DeFazio, AIA, BArch (New York Institute of Technology). Adjunct Professor. Architecture in film.
Katherine Dowdell, AIA, BS Interior Design (Drexel University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal, Farragut Street Architects; historic preservation
Eugenia Ellis, RA, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic State University). Associate Professor. Extended-care facilities design, research on spatial visualization, perception and imagination.
Dyer Alfred "Lyndsay" Falck, RA, ARCUK, ARIBA, NCARB, M.URP (University of Capetown, South Africa). Adjunct Professor. Building technology
Jeff Fama, MArch (State University of New York at Buffalo). Adjunct Associate Professor. Retail, entertainment, and theater design.
Susan Feenan, BArch (Temple University). Adjunct Assistant Teaching Professor. Institutional and commercial architecture.
Gary Garofalo, BS Arch Eng (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal Lighting Design Collaborative; lighting expert, lighting design.
Alan Greenberger, FAIA, BArch (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Distinguished Visiting Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation Fellow. Distinguished Teaching Professor. Urban planning and policy.
Don Jones, FAIA, LEED DD+C, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Director of Sustainable Design, Ewing Cole; sports venues.
Tim Kearney, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, CuetoKEARNEY design; sustainable design
Nicole Koltick, MArch (University of California) Director, Design Futures Lab. Assistant Professor. Researching possibilities for architecture and design through the use of unexpected and innovative interdisciplinary models. Foundation design studios, fabrication and technology seminars.
Jeffrey Krieger, AIA, LEED AP, MArch (Carnegie Mellon University). Adjunct Associate Professor. President, Krieger and Associates Architects; residential design.
Karin Kuenstler, MS (Bank Street College of Education and Parsons) Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. Associate Professor. Interior design for corporate and commercial facilities.
Maria Kuttruff, MS (Drexel University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Owner/Principal, Viola Interior Design, LLC. Residential interior design.
Robert Nalls, AIA, NCARB, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Professor. Principal, Nalls Architecture Inc.; institutional and educational buildings.
Diana S. Nicholas, RA, AIA, NCARB, MFA (University of the Arts, Philadelphia) Associate Director of MS Interior Architecture and Design, Director, Sustainability in the Built Environment minor. Assistant Professor. Coordinator, Sustainability in the Built Environment
Jacklynn Niemiec, LEED BD+C, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Assistant Teaching Professor. Graphic representation
Karen Pelzer, NCIDQ, BS Interior Design (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. President, Karen Pelzer Interiors; hospitality design.
Marilynne L. Rose, NCIDQ, MS (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Residential and commercial design.
James Rowe, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Adjunct Associate Professor. Principal, Studio Agoos Lovera; institutional, recreation, corporate, civic and residential design.
Debra Ruben, MS, IDEC, LEED AP, NCIDQ (Drexel University) Director of Interiors Programs. Associate Professor. Research on user participation and the design process.
Paul Salvaggio, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, BArch, BS Arch (Pennsylvania State University). Adjunct Assistant Professor. Principal, Arcus Design Group; residential architecture.
Rachel Schade, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Program, Architecture, Associate Director for Student Placement. Associate Teaching Professor. Principal, Rachel Simmons Schade Architect. Work-study placement; residential, graphic representation.
Harris Steinberg, FAIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Executive Director, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. Distinguished Teaching Professor. Urban design and civic engagement.
Simon Tickell, AIA, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. Principal, Simon J Tickell Architect; educational and museum buildings, residential design
Nancy Trainer, FAIA, AICP, LEED, AFAAR, MArch (University of Pennsylvania) Associate Vice President of Design & Planning at Drexel. Adjunct Teaching Professor. Planning, institutional design.
Ada Tremonte, NCIDQ, BS (Drexel University) Associate Director, BS Interior Design. Associate Teaching Professor. President, ada Design Associates; corporate/commercial design.

Emeritus Faculty

Judith Bing, MArch (Yale University). Professor Emeritus. Research on traditional architecture of the Balkins and Anatolia
Sylvia Clark, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
Paul M. Hirshorn, FAIA, MArch, MCP, (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
Marjorie Kriebel, BArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor Emeritus.
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