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A New University Center Celebrates — and Studies — Modernism

Whether exploring the landmark-rich streets of Philadelphia, the Bauhaus Building in Dessau, Germany, or the Giuseppe Terragni Archive in Como, Italy, students at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) are about to receive a thoroughly modern education. Opening in April, the Center for the Preservation of Modernism is a key facet of the school's newly launched master of science program in historic preservation; the new degree program, which will debut next fall, will focus on preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings and sites.

Jefferson Makes Room for Modernism with New Program

Move over mansard roofs and crown molding. Folded plates and waffle slab are coming to a classroom near you. This year Jefferson’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment will debut their new graduate studies program in historic preservation. The school will join the ranks of Penn and Drexel’s renowned programs. What sets Jefferson’s program apart is the bold move to focus on the conservation and protection of mid-century architecture and the opening of their Center for the Preservation of Modernism. Classes will officially begin in September.