Shaping the Future of Work

Students in our Architecture programs receive an industry-centered, liberal arts-infused education, blending academic scholarship with hands-on professional learning. You will learn essential research skills and can take focused courses in experimental structures and materials, furniture design, design theory, construction management, historic preservation, business and more.

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College of Architecture and the Built Environment

We're educating future leaders in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment with an emphasis upon social equity, sustainability and design excellence. Students learn essential research and design skills, and can take courses in experimental structures and materials, design theory, construction management, historic preservation, business and more.

Solar Decathlon Design Challenge

“The College of Architecture and the Built Environment stands out because we’re constantly working on projects with different majors. Collaboration is key in an architectural education because that’s how it is in the real world too.” Working with partners at universities in China on a team competing in the Solar Decathlon, the Jefferson students develop a building façade that meets requirements for sustainability, innovation, versatility and design aesthetics. 

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Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities

Jefferson’s Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities was created to support the research, innovation and education that is happening across the university focusing on transforming urban environments into smart and healthy cities.