We Improve Lives – Designing & Building a Better World
The mission of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson is to educate the next generation of design and construction professionals to create an equitable and sustainable future. Our curricula emphasize specialized knowledge unique to each discipline, paired with interdisciplinary collaboration that prepare students for practice in the global market.
Create Value. Improve Lives.
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Summer Academy at Jefferson
Architecture and the Built Environment Academy brings together faculty and industry professionals to offer a virtual summer design pre-college course for high school students to explore the architectural fields including: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation, and construction management.
Accelerated Dual Degree Programs
Our one-of-a-kind Accelerated Dual Degree Programs allow students to customize their education, breaking outmoded disciplinary silos and expanding professional opportunities for our graduates.
Earn a Graduate Certificate
The twelve-credit graduate certificates offered by the College of Architecture and the Built Environment afford students the opportunity to layer an additional area of expertise onto their primary area of study.
Scholarships & Assistantships
The College of Architecture and the Built Environment is proud to offer a variety of ways for our graduate students to earn scholarships and assistantships. The opportunities are available to all new domestic and international applicants.
Research & Outreach
Lab for Urban & Social Innovation
The Lab for Urban and Social Innovation (LUSI) unites communities, students, faculty and stakeholders in collective action through real-world design, construction and environmental projects.
Center for the Preservation of Modernism
The Center for the Preservation of Modernism and Jefferson are at the forefront in preserving our modern heritage, nationally and internationally.
Institute for Smart & 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.
Academic Programs | Graduate
Academic Programs | Graduate Certificates
Minor Degree Options
By layering a secondary area onto a primary field of study, minors indicate versatility and flexibility to a prospective employer, increasing a student’s marketability and expanding prospects for internships and future employment.