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PhilaU Students Win Top Prizes in BLT Architects Design Competition

Two students in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment won the top two awards in this year’s BLT Architects student design competition. Fifth-year architecture student Bong Hei Wong, who goes by Billy, won first place and Oliver Thompson, …

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PhilaU Establishes First ACE Mentor Program Collegiate Chapter

Philadelphia University recently established the nation’s first collegiate chapter for graduates of the ACE Mentor Program (ACE), a national after-school program designed to attract high school students into architecture, engineering and construction careers. Nineteen ACE graduates who study architecture, engineering, …

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PhilaU Hosts National Organization of Minority Architects Event

Members of PhilaU’s student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) got the opportunity to learn from and network with some 250 national industry professionals at the group’s 2014 conference event held on campus Oct. 2. The 42nd …

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Architecture Students Impress Finnish Experts with Lighting Designs

Some 50 third-year architecture students spent an intense week studying the complexity of lighting design and creating prototypes as part of a novel workshop headed by two visiting Finnish experts. The PhilaU students were challenged to design a pop-up flash …

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PhilaU Architecture Students Work on Germantown High Plan: The Philadelphia Tribune

PhilaU architecture and landscape architecture students are working with community leaders and architects to develop a restructured Germantown High School building, The Philadelphia Tribune reported Sept. 9.

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PhilaU Hosts Architectural Robotics Workshop for STEM Scholars

“Ever since I was a kid, I liked taking things apart and putting them back together,” said Gavin Taylor, a rising junior at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. Taylor was one of eight high school students from The Franklin …

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Barbara Klinkhammer discusses increased job opportunities for PhilaU grads in Philadelphia: Philadelphia Business Journal

“By incorporating sustainability, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration into a student-centered education, PhilaU offers curricula that meet the demands of a changing marketplace,” Barbara Klinkhammer, executive dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Philadelphia University, wrote in …

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GeoDesign becomes a “need-to-know” for architects: Architect Magazine

Architects need to embrace the emerging field of geodesign through programs such as Philadelphia University’s M.S. in GeoDesign to meet the needs of the modern world, Architect magazine reported in its June issue. The magazine called geodesign one of the …

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DEC Center Earns LEED Gold Sustainability Certification

The DEC Center at Philadelphia University has become the second campus building in two years to earn LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, joining the Center for Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design in reaching this prestigious sustainability …

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DEC Center Solar Veil Recognized in 2014 Insider Knowledge Report, Metal Architecture Magazine

The distinctive aluminum veil surrounding PhilaU’s DEC Center was recognized as a top sustainability practice in the 2014 Insider Knowledge report published by Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Today. The veil is “an iconic form that contributes significantly to a …

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