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The mission of the Drexel Architecture Program is to pursue architecture as a professional discipline by combining the rigors of the academy with the realities of contemporary architectural practice.

Student Groups at Drexel University 

Network and build relationships with various student groups throughout the campus:

Job Opportunities

Find and apply for jobs or internships, build your resume, and make professional contacts with the Architecture Internship and Job Board..

There are job opportunities for US citizens with the federal government, including paid internships for part-time students and positions specifically for recent graduates.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill offer paid summer internships in various offices across the US. Applications generally due in March.

AIA Philadelphia has a job listings page on their website. Here is the most recent AIA Compensation Report Survey.

Firms seeking interns may contact Rachel Schade, AIA, Associate Director for Student Placement. Please complete and attach the following form: Drexel Architecture Student Job Placement Form [PDF]

A Drexel username and password is required. For login problems, please e-mail:

Student Resumes and Portfolios


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Garrett Petters

B. Arch 2020
4 months experience, available now

Thumbnail image of Hailey Starolis work

Hailey Starolis

B. Arch 2020
6 months experience, available late spring

Jake Elisii thumbnail image of work sample

Jake Elisii

B.Arch 2020
Entry level, available now

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Matthew Lusk

B. Arch 2020
One year experience, available now

Nicholas Robinson thumbnail image of work sample

Nicholas Robinson

B.Arch 2020
Entry level, available now

Thumbnail image of The Villa Interior View by Peterson Janvier

Peterson Janvier

B. Arch 2020
Entry level, available now

Sochima Nwogu thumbnail image of work sample

Sochima Nwogu

B. Arch 2020
Entry level, available now

Thumbnail image of student work by Xiaoli Yang

Xiaoli Yang

B. Arch 2020
Entry level, available now

Student Design Competitions

Better Philadelphia Challenge and Edmund N. Bacon Memorial Award

First Prize is $5,000!

Founded in 2006 in memory of Philadelphia’s iconic 20th century city planner, Ed Bacon [1910-2005], this annual international competition challenges university-level students from around the world to address real-world urban design issues in Philadelphia that have application not only to our city, but to urban centers around the globe.

Conducted every October, the competition is open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students in any field of study; the most successful entries tend to come from teams which include students from a range of majors, including architecture, urban planning, design, landscape architecture, business, political science, and others.

Registration is always FREE - a $25 per-team fee is charged at the time of submission.

Held annually In October. For more information and to register, visit the website.

BLTa Student Design Competition / Napkin Sketch Competition

The BLTa Student Design Competition for undergraduate and graduate architecture students enrolled in an architectural program at an NAAB or CACB accredited school during the academic year. The competition carries a first place prize of a paid summer internship at BLT Architects, the Philadelphia architectural and interior design firm and a cash prize. There will also be cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

For a separate cash prize, the competition will include an additional napkin sketch contest for the project described in the challenge. Entrants do not need to complete the main challenge to enter the napkin sketch contest or they may enter both competitions.

The competition closes during July or August. Visit their Facebook page or their website for more information.

The Robert Bruce Thompson Annual Student Light Fixture Design Competition

Bruce Thompson was a twenty-five year veteran of the lighting industry. He had a broad background in the profession having worked in theatre, retail, as a factory representative, and concluding his career in manufacturing as vice president of sales and marketing. Throughout his career Bruce emphasized design and innovation. He was also an accomplished light fixture designer. He established this independent competition to encourage creativity and education in light fixture design and manufacturing.

Prizes will be awarded annually:
• First Prize: The Thompson Prize is a cash award of $5,000, plus a trophy.
• Second Prize: The Award of Distinction is a cash award of $2,500, plus a plaque.
• Third Prize: The Award of Merit is a cash award of $1,000, plus a plaque.
• Special Citations: A Special Citation is a cash award of $500, plus a plaque.


• Entrants must be full time students, enrolled in an accredited academic degree program in the
  United States. Approved programs include architectural engineering programs, architecture
  programs, interior design programs, theatre, or industrial design programs. Because of the high level
  of competition, it is recommended that entrants be undergraduate seniors or graduate students.
• Only individuals may apply. Group projects are not acceptable.
• The fixture must be designed within the past year and while the entrant is a student.
• A faculty member at the student's school must sponsor the application.

 For more information, please visit the website.

Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge

That’s right — the Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge is back and we’re looking for your original, innovative designs.

What it’s about: It’s our way of celebrating excellence in interior design by students in the U.S. and Canada.

The contest has two categories: residential design and commercial design.

Prizes: The top winner from each category will receive $2,500, plus have their work featured in STIR magazine. Second-place winners win $1,000, and third-place winners win $500. All winners will be featured in our Sherwin-Williams for Design Pros social media channels.

NEW in 2017, we’re awarding $1,000 to the design schools our first place winners attend!

This annual interior design competition is generally open March - April. Individuals and teams can enter. Find all of the details on the website.


2017 Architectural Record Traveling Fellowship

In celebration of Architectural Record's 125th anniversary, one traveling fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who will have completed a B. Arch degree by the summer of 2017.  The purpose is to engage with significant architecture and/or urbanism outside the United States.

Check their website for details. Submission deadline is March 15th 2017.

Drexel Fellowships

Fellowships come in all shapes and sizes and have a variety of goals. Some are for international experiences and others support activities here at home. Some fund students in particular fields of study or professional paths; others target special populations such as underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ students, or those with financial need. Yet others are open to anyone with vision and talent.

What they have in common is that these are all nationally-competitive, prestigious programs that support outstanding students and provide top-notch opportunities -- research, study, service, travel, mentoring, networking, or other professional experiences.  

Shepley Bulfinch Summer Design Fellowship

This highly competitive Fellowship is a unique opportunity for a promising architect student to spend the summer immersed in real design problems, collaborating with design professionals in our Boston office. $8000 stipend plus a $3000 honorarium on successful completion of the Fellowship. See application requirements on their website. Materials generally due early March.

WHR Architects Tradewell Fellowships

The Tradewell Fellowship was created to build careers of aspiring healthcare architects. Each year, the Tradewell Fellow is involved with clients in early master planning and design with a particular focus on healing environments and collaborative design methods. The year-long Fellowship typically begins and ends in July and includes employment at WHR Architects in Houston.

Application and supplemental information.