Architecture and Design Faculty Speak at Design on the Delaware Conference

Several professors from Philadelphia University will speak at the annual Design on the Delaware Conference starting Thursday, Nov. 14.

Landscape architecture professors Kim Douglas and Claudia Goetz Phillips will give a talk about sustainable design methodologies with Rob Fleming, director of the sustainable design program, on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

The professors will speak about building and maintaining sustainable neighborhoods under fiscal constraints. The speakers will talk about their experience working on sustainability projects in West Philadelphia and the lessons they have learned.

Christopher Class and David Kratzer, associate professor of architecture, will also speak about the University’s design-build collaboration Project H.O.M.E. with Women of Change Safe Haven. The lecture will be on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

The Project H.O.M.E. collaboration includes a series of projects conducted by PhilaU students and faculty for the largest homeless agency in Philadelphia. The talk will describe the program as an example of what architecture has to offer to social service agencies and ways the discipline can be used to advance the greater good.

For a full schedule of events and further details about the lectures, visit the conference website at

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