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  • 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.
  • Architecture student, part of Drexel Design Team, wins Most Innovative Design Award

    April 15, 2014

    Architecture student Katrina Conners, part of Drexel Design Team, wins Most Innovative Design Award in the 2014 Charles Pankow Foundation Competition.
  • Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design

    April 10, 2014

    ARFAA lecture series presents Nina Rappaport: Deep Decoration/New Structural Design.
  • Pursue a Passion or Refine a Professional Skill

    March 21, 2014

    Through an exciting new program open to the public, you don’t have to be a Drexel student to engage with faculty at the top of their creative fields. Take an art or design course, or develop a technical skill, through Westphal College’s non-credit Enrichment and Professional course offerings, which cater to diverse learners of all backgrounds.
  • Tri-State Sustainability Symposium

    March 7, 2014

    The Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) will be hosting the Tri-State Sustainability Symposium at Temple University on Friday, March 7th.
  • Participate in Drexel's Research Day 2014

    March 5, 2014

    All Westphal students are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in Research Day – the University’s annual celebration of research, innovation, scholarship and creativity. Research Day 2014 will take place at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Thursday, April 10.
  • Faculty in the News: Sherman Aronson

    March 1, 2014

    Sherman Aronson, Adjunct Associate Professor and Thesis advisor is having a show of his recent digital art prints at the High Point Cafe in the Allens Lane Station.
  • 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)!
  • Architecture Students Display Work at Degrees of Design

    February 4, 2014

    Four students from our Architecture program have work on display at the Center for Architecture's (CFA) annual Degrees of Design exhibit (1218 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA) running through through March 14. Degrees of Design is the Center for Architecture’s annual exhibition featuring student work from Philadelphia’s five Architecture and Design schools.
  • 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.
  • Architecture and Energy Symposium

    January 9, 2014

    Symposium with David Nye, Reinhold Martin, Ursula Helse and others.
  • 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.
  • Free Passes for Greenbuild 2013

    November 11, 2013

    WS Cumby has generously offered free passes for the GREENBUILD 2013 Expo Floor to our students, coming to Philadelphia, November 20-22.
  • Free Admission To Greenbuild 2013 In Philadelphia

    October 17, 2013

    Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is coming to Philadelphia, November 20-22.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Summer High School Study Programs

    June 4, 2013

    High school students from all over the United States will experience what it’s like to be a Westphal student this summer as part of our intensive, one- and two-week programs designed for talented and motivated students.
  • Fourth Year Student Wins National Competition

    May 8, 2013

    Patrick Barendt wins the "Unique Sensitivity to Site Opportunities Jury Award"
  • Adam Levine: The History of Philadelphia’s Watersheds and Sewers

    April 18, 2013

    Historian Adam Levine has been digging into the history of the city’s sewers and drainage systems as a consultant to the Philadelphia Water Department since 1998; his lecture on the city’s watersheds and sewers is guaranteed to reveal a side of Philadelphia you have never seen, and change the way you think about cities in general.
  • 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.
  • Architecture Group Mentoring Program

    January 23, 2013

    AIA Philadelphia's Associates Committee is organizing a group-mentoring program for people in the architecture profession in Philadelphia.
  • Creating with Constraints

    January 16, 2013

    Join us for Creating with Constraints, a lecture series sponsored by DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. We will consider how theorists, artists and designers contribute to solving the problems we face regarding resource scarcity.
  • Williams & Tsien: The Philadelphia Story

    December 11, 2012

    Architects Williams and Tsien are this winter's speakers in the Arfaa Lecture series.
  • ROME: A CITY AND IT'S WATER SUPPLY

    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.
  • Mantua Garden

    July 23, 2012

    After six months of work, the “Healthy Outdoor Garden Oasis,” an urban garden created by Architecture + Interiors students and faculty from the Westphal College, is now open at the Mantua Presbyterian Apartments.
  • 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.
  • Judith Bing: Travels to the East

    April 4, 2012

    For nearly 25 years Judith Bing has been traveling through the Balkans and Turkey researching vernacular architecture. Bing’s talk will be part of the Farajollah & Maryam Badie AARFA lecture series of the Department of Architecture + Interiors.
  • 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.
  • Shadow City(s)

    March 27, 2012

    The AIANY Global Dialogues Committee will host an event titled SHADOW CITY(S) to examine patterns of peri-urban growth in the Global South that define some of the most prolific urban typologies of the 21st Century.
  • Meet with the NAAB Visiting Team

    March 7, 2012

    We would like to invite all student all to participate in a meeting with the NAAB Visiting Team on Monday, March 12 from 6-7pm at Stein Auditorium.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2012 International VELUX Award Competition

    January 24, 2012

    VELUX America invites students and faculty to participate in the 2012 International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture competition. Registration is open through March 1, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Canstruction 2012

    January 18, 2012

    Canstruction's fifth annual Philadelphia Design/Build Competition shines a spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Philadelphia design community's best and brightest talents in the Rotunda at the Shops at Liberty Place, 1601 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
  • 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.).
  • 2012 NAAB Accreditation

    January 12, 2012

    Our NAAB Accreditation Visit is scheduled for Saturday, March 10, 2012 through Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Several events and exhibitions will occur during this time as part of the accreditation review.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Architecture & Anarchitecture

    April 1, 2010

  • 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.
  • Architecture Overseas

    February 18, 2010

    Students will complete their work on fountains and related water systems as part of a winter term independent study course and are planning a public presentation on their experiences this spring. Our students attended presentations on past restoration projects at IRCICA, with speakers from schools in Italy, Austria, the U. S. and Palestine, and the students’ research activities were complemented by visits to Istanbul’s historic sites, Ottoman research archives, and urban planning offices addressing the contemporary city.

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