• Top Interiors Rankings

    November 18, 2015

  • Professor Dee Nicholas

    September 15, 2015

  • NASAD Accreditation

    July 8, 2015

  • Functional Design

    May 4, 2015

    Milanese architect Giulio Cappellini
  • Westphal at Research Day

    April 21, 2015

    Multidisciplinary design research projects
  • Honors for Graduate Interiors

    November 17, 2014

    Interiors Grad program ranked 10th in nation.
  • Images of Lost Philadelphia

    October 14, 2014

    Vincent Feldman visits as part of the Twilight Lecture Series.
  • Interior Design

    May 27, 2014

    The Interior Design program will hold its 2014 senior show on Thursday, June 12.
  • Major grant from City of Philadelphia

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Design Program Director Debra Ruben received major grant from City of Philadelphia for Morton McMichael School Playground Project
  • Diana Nicholas at Environmental Design Research Association conference

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Design Professor Diana Nicholas presented work at the Environmental Design Research Association conference in New Orleans
  • Interior Design alumni nominated for Rising Star Award

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Design alumni Courtney Robinson and Shauna Capen nominated for Interior Designer Rising Star Award for NEOCON
  • Maureen McMenamin receives First Place

    May 1, 2014

    Interior Architecture & Design student Maureen McMenamin received First Place from American Society of Interior Designers.
  • Driving Autism Awareness

    April 30, 2014

    Despite the growing availability of a variety of mobile community health services, the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s clinic-on-wheels, Mobile REACH, is not just the first of its kind in Philadelphia, but it’s one of only three mobile clinics for autism assessment in the country.
  • Research Day 2014

    April 18, 2014

    Of the more than 400 student projects on display at Drexel University’s annual Research Day, 44 presentations were from Westphal College graduate and undergraduate students representing 9 programs, including Product Design, Graduate Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Media, Graduate Digital Media, Dance, and Screenwriting & Playwriting.
  • Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design

    April 10, 2014

    ARFAA lecture series presents Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design.
  • Ada Tremonte book review in Excellence in Higher Education Journal

    April 1, 2014

    Interior Design Professor Ada Tremonte published a book review in the Excellence in Higher Education Journal.
  • Yuxing Zhang receives Cooperative Education Award

    April 1, 2014

    Interior Design student Yuxing Zhang received Drexel’s Cooperative Education Award.
  • Performance Charrette: Interwoven

    March 5, 2014

    Our 5th annual Performance Charrette brings together Dance, Digital Media, Photography, Film, Fashion Design, Entertainment & Arts Management and, actually all Drexel students for a weekend of intensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia performance and design collaboration to solve challenges within given parameters.
  • Creating a Perfect Place to Play

    March 5, 2014

    For the past two years, Interior Design program director Debra Ruben has a led a participatory design seminar, working with McMichael School teachers, staff and Drexel engineering students, advised by Prof. Franco Montalto, to address the playground’s physical and aesthetic challenges, and their solutions address water management issues.
  • MacDowell Colony

    March 1, 2014

    Architecture & Interiors Professor Nicole Koltick at the MacDowell Colony.
  • Study Tours Info Session

    February 20, 2014

    Hear and see presentations for 4 study abroad opportunities in Asia, Italy and Chicago.
  • Have You Been Accepted to Westphal?

    February 6, 2014

    Congratulations! Drexel hosts college-specific Accepted Students Days throughout the spring term. Please click here for important registration info regarding our Accepted Student Days on Feb. 22, March 9, April 6 and April 12.
  • AIAS Beaux Arts Ball Feb. 21

    February 5, 2014

    Interested in attending a Beaux Arts Ball closer to campus? We're inviting all students to Drexel's AIAS Beaux Arts Ball on February 21st at the Center for Architecture (1216 Arch Street)!
  • ARFAA Lecture Series

    January 9, 2014

    Husband and wife designers, Marguerite Rodgers and James Timberlake will speak briefly about their own work then participate in a conversation moderated by Derek Gillman that will explore their mutual influences, the intersection of architecture and interior design, as well as other topics.
  • Our New Interdisciplinary Smart Initiatives Minor

    December 5, 2013

    Our new Interdisciplinary Smart Initiatives (INSI) Minor has been approved and will offer students from across the University experiences arising from multi-disciplinary practices and learning that are rooted in the urban environment.
  • Graduate Interior Design Program Gets High Marks

    November 8, 2013

    The Interior Architecture & Design graduate program was ranked 7th among all programs in the United States in DesignIntelligence’s Best Interior Design Programs for 2014 report. This is the second rise in ranking for the program in the past five years.
  • Design Thinking in Higher Education

    October 3, 2013

    Annette Diefenthaler, senior design researcher and project lead for award-winning global innovation consultancy IDEO, is passionate about bringing human-centered design to systemic challenges in education. On Thursday, Oct. 17, Diefenthaler will present her lecture, “Design Thinking in Higher Education: What’s the Future?” 5:30 p.m. in the URBN Annex Screening Room.
  • Arfaa Lecture Series – Architect Randall Stout

    October 3, 2013

    The Architecture & Interior Design Department’s annual Arfaa lecture series kicks off with award-winning architect, Randall Stout, who worked closely with Frank Gehry before opening his own Los Angeles-based firm, Randall Stout Architects, Inc., in 1996.
  • Register for our High School Workshops

    October 3, 2013

    Talented high school juniors and seniors are invited to learn what it’s like to be a Westphal student and discover how a Drexel education can help them reach their artistic and career goals at our 2013 Fall Workshops series.
  • DesignPhiladelphia Festival at the URBN Center

    September 23, 2013

    DesignPhiladelphia’s 9th annual festival, “EXPERIENCEdesign,” will offer over 100 events;  opportunities to see, touch, smell, hear, and feel the impact of design.
  • DesignPhiladelphia Party at the URBN Center

    September 18, 2013

    By experiencing the intersection of design thinking, high-tech fabrication and creativity, those attending our DesignPhiladelphia open house will come away with a sense of how interdisciplinary collaborations can address important real world problems and create products, spaces, and designs that improve and beautify our everyday lives.
  • Enrollment Now Open for Award-Winning Interdisciplinary Media Course

    September 12, 2013

    Westphal College is now offering a unique interdisciplinary media course, "Neighborhood Narratives," which uses alternative technologies, basic mobile recording devices, on-line open-source tools and Google Maps to produce context rich stories that portray aspects of a neighborhood.
  • Dean's List Honors Spring 2013

    July 26, 2013

    We are proud to announce that 406 Westphal College undergraduate students have received Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2013 academic term.
  • Summer High School Program Recap

    July 26, 2013

    This past month, 126 talented high school students from all over the United States lived on Drexel’s campus, attended classes taught by our faculty members, went sightseeing in Philadelphia and created projects as part of our Summer High School programs in Architecture, Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising, Interior Design and Music Industry.
  • Innovative Design Futures Lab Exhibit at The Pearlstein Gallery

    June 26, 2013

    The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will host a collection of full-scale interactive design objects from the Design Futures Lab – a trans-disciplinary design research group led by Architecture + Interiors Assistant Professor Nicole Koltick. The “Projects 12/13” exhibit presents the work of six Master’s Interior Architecture and Design students pursuing a full year residency in the lab.
  • 2013 Interior Design Senior Show

    June 11, 2013

    This senior class showcase is expertly edited to encompass the wide breadth of design expertise developed in interior design coursework over four years of intensive study.
  • Senior Send Off and Graduation 2013

    June 4, 2013

    We ask graduating 2013 seniors and Master’s students to join us for the 2013 Senior Send Off Dinner to celebrate their graduation and accomplishments.
  • Robin Klehr Avia’s New Currency of Space

    April 9, 2013

    The Department of Architecture and Interiors’ Arfaa Lecture Series will host Robin Klehr Avia and her presentation, “THE NEW CURRENCY OF SPACE: What’s Influencing the Design of Environments Today,” at the Mandell Theater at 33rd and Chestnut streets.
  • Architecture and Interior Design Student Competition for Summer Internship

    March 28, 2013

    Vocon is a leading design firm specializing in interior design, architecture, sustainable design and technology. To fill their Cleveland internship positions they are hosting a design competition for an interview for a full-time, paid internship for the summer of 2013.
  • Winning Plans

    March 7, 2013

    In the Laurence Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship competition, Westphal students have made the College proud winning First Place and a $1000 award for Brian Gitlin for Mechination, and Third Place and a $250 award for Sean Legnini for Aid Arcade.

    October 9, 2012

    Katherine Rinne is one of the world's leading authorities on Rome's remarkable 2,700-year history of water use and hydraulic infrastructure.
  • Interior Design Senior Show

    June 4, 2012

    The Interior Design Senior Show features successful studio projects, including elaborate senior theses, and work from commercial, residential and hospitality studios, as well as original furniture designs.
  • Proud Showing at Research Day

    May 14, 2012

    The Westphal College had impressive representation with over 25 students showcasing their projects at Research Day 2012.
  • 2012 Exhibition of Works

    May 8, 2012

    Westphal College's 2012 Graduating Class - Exhibition of Work
  • Spring Open House 2012

    April 2, 2012

    Onsite Portfolio Reviews: Launch your Drexel application and complete the portfolio requirements for Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Photography when you attend the May 2oth Open House. Our faculty will be available to review your portfolios following the Academic Sessions.
  • Architecture Faculty and Alumni Exhibition

    February 27, 2012

    The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will be hosting Architecture: Faculty and Alumni Show, an exhibition for the upcoming Drexel University Architecture accreditation visit.
  • Architecture in Film - THE ARCHITECTURE OF DOOM (1989, Peter Cohen)

    February 20, 2012

    The film explores the obsession Adolf Hitler had with his own particular vision of what was and was not aesthetically acceptable and how he applied these notions while running the Third Reich.
  • Work For Sony

    February 7, 2012

  • Green, Urban, Glocal

    February 5, 2012

    Green, Urban, Glocal is the Center for Architecture’s 2nd annual exhibition featuring student work from Philadelphia’s four Architecture and Design schools: Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Temple University, and University of Pennsylvania.
  • Interior Design: Making a Difference

    January 24, 2012

    Drexel Interior Design students will be working with Mantua’s Morton McMichael School on a new playground design project, thanks to a Community Research Grant awarded to Interior Design Professor Debra Ruben.
  • Locally Grown

    January 19, 2012

    Urban Farming is the topic of the timely documentary film, Urban Roots, which explores the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Course Highlight: INTR 799

    January 18, 2012

    If your looking for one more outstanding class to fit into your schedule for the winter term, consider INTR 799: Mantua Community Design-Build.
  • Robert A.M. Stern: Dean of Architects

    January 17, 2012

    Stern’s talk will be part of the Farajollah & Maryam Badie AARFA lecture series of the department of Architecture and Interiors and takes place on Tuesday, January 17th at 6:30 PM in the Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Sts.).
  • Sustainability Minor

    December 5, 2011

    The Department of Architecture + Interiors has launched the new minor Sustainability in the Built Environment. This 24-credit course of study will provide students with a broad overview and a rigorous conceptual tool kit to engage and grapple with the future challenges of the built environment. An emphasis on systems thinking and a collaborative approach to problem solving are central components of the minor. Both non-design and design students will be exposed to a versatile and transferable knowledge environment and learning skills that can effectively be translated to the professional sector.
  • 2011-2012 Architecture Lecture Series

    September 1, 2011

    The Department of Architecture & Interiors of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University will present Bill Black, Robert A.M. Stern, and Judith Bing for this year’s Farajollah & Maryam Badie Arfaa Lecture Series in Architecture.
  • New Student Designed Welcome Center Open

    April 29, 2011

    Drexel Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management, Joan McDonald, challenged Interior Design students to develop design concepts and ideas for the renovations for the Admissions Welcome Center in the Main Building. The student teams, under the direction of interior design faculty, designed solutions that had to meet the image goals and functional objectives of the new Admissions Welcome Center. The winning team's vision has now come to life with the help of Drexel Facilities.
  • Design Charrette

    January 6, 2011

    The Department of Architecture and Interiors holds an annual interdisciplinary Charrette to get students involved in tackling real world design problems to create solutions for the betterment of local and global communities.
    This year’s Charrette will take place from April 1st through April 4th and will have students thinking creatively about Mobile Medical Units.
  • Calling All Creatives

    April 9, 2010

    The 2010 Design Charrette will challenge students to rethink public and urban transportation while taking into account differing modes of transport, universal accessibility, sustainable and energy efficient design, hubs for commuter transfers, site and community in the city of Philadelphia. The Charrette is an opportunity for students from all majors at Drexel to collaborate on design projects of relevance to local and global communities.
  • What's A Charrette

    March 31, 2010

    * The lecture will conclude a four-day workshop during which Remy will lead teams of students and faculty who will explore object design using mold making and cement casting of reclaimed objects.
    * Charrettes are workshops that provide an artistic or design challenge, offering students the chance to create exciting interdisciplinary work in collaborative settings.
  • Interior's Students Design Drexel Welcome Center

    March 16, 2010

    Eight student teams and interior design faculty participated in a four-week charrette held over recent consecutive weekends. The students presented their concepts on March 5th to the Admissions team comprised of Joan McDonald; assistant vice presidents Erin Finn, Casey Turner and David Chezem; director of recruitment Leslie Paulson; visit experience coordinator Maggie Miller; and University facilities representatives Gail Holmes and Jessica Rubin.
  • Dance Furnishings

    January 20, 2010

    This day-long event will feature technique classes, presentations, workshops and a performance, beginning at 10:00 AM with technique classes, and finishing at 8:00 PM with a performance of Furnishings.
    SCRAP Performance Group, led by founder and choreographer Myra Bazell, will present the first draft of their two-year project which focuses on the concept of inspiration.

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