PhD in Architecture & Design Research


College of Architecture & the Built Environment


Doctor of Philosophy


East Falls


Hybrid (Online and On Campus)




4 - 7 Years

Core Faculty

Options for concentrations/areas of inquiry reflect the broad ranging expertise of CABE faculty. Core Faculty serve as Primary Advisors.

Kihong R. Ku, DDes Professor, Design Technology and Architectural Innovation, Adaptive Envelopes 215-951-2895

Edgar Stach, Dr. Dipl-Ing, AIA/IA Professor, High Performance Building Envelopes and Design, Smart and Healthy Cities 215-951-2518

Gulbin Ozcan-Deniz, PhD Department Chair, Construction Management Programs
Associate Professor, Construction Management

Kimberlee Zamora, PhD Assistant Professor, Construction Management

Suzanne Singletary, PhD Professor, History & Theory, Archival Research, Historic Preservation 215-951-2794

David M. Breiner, PhD Associate Professor, History & Theory, Archival Research, Vernacular Architecture, Historic Preservation 215-951-2505

Peng Du, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP Assistant Professor
Director, Master of Urban Design – Future Cities (MUD)
Director, MS in Urban Analytics & Geodesign


CABE non-PhD faculty with strong research agendas serve as dissertation committee members or Co-Advisors subject to approval of the Doctoral Affairs Committee.

Barbara Klinkhammer, Dipl.-Ing PhD candidate/ABD Dean, College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Professor, Architecture

Christopher Harnish Associate Professor, Technology, Social Design, Healthcare Design 215-951-0112

James L. Querry, MRP, RLA, ASLA Associate Professor, Geospatial Technology for Geodesign and Landscape Architecture 215-951-0437

Loukia Tsafoulia, MSAAD Assistant Professor, Architecture & Interior Design

Affiliated Faculty

Selected PhD faculty from outside the College of Architecture & the Built Environment but within Jefferson serve as dissertation committee members, subject to approval of the Doctoral Affairs Committee.