Dean's Message

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Name: Barbara Klinkhammer, RA (DEU), Dipl.-Ing.
Position: Dean, College of Architecture & the Built Environment

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Thank you for your interest in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).

Architecture is one of Jefferson’s academic areas of excellence, comprised of a vibrant community of more than 1,300 students in 26 design disciplines on our beautiful East Falls Campus, only 10 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia. Our maker and active learning spaces provide an unparalleled hub of creativity, talent and innovation in which to pursue your professional career.

At Jefferson, we are committed to providing a forward-thinking education that is resulting in our students and faculty winning numerous regional, national and international awards. Most recently, our students have been awarded in a number of design competitions:

We have built our strong tradition and reputation for cutting-edge architecture and design education over the past 35 years. Our commitment to and passion for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, construction management, geodesign, sustainable design, historic preservation and real estate development fields will continue to grow as part of Jefferson. With our expanded education ecosystem—industry engagement, study abroad and internships—opportunities for our students have gone global. Our unique approach to teaching and learning is providing students with unprecedented possibilities for success.

We look forward to seeing you for a campus visit. Please let us know if you would like to shadow a current student for a day. This is a wonderful opportunity that allows you to see and feel the heartbeat of Jefferson!

Warm regards,

Barbara Klinkhammer, RA (DEU), Dipl.-Ing.
Dean, College of Architecture & the Built Environment