The wide-ranging accomplishments of the University’s bachelor of architecture students from the last two years are currently on display at the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Bachelor of Architecture Program Accreditation Visit Exhibition.
“It’s stellar work and really showcases the talents of our students,” said Barbara Klinkhammer, executive dean of the College of Architecture and the Built Environment at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University). “It’s a demonstration of the entire curriculum from the bachelor of architecture program, including renderings, drawings, models and more.”
Jefferson’s bachelor of architecture program has been NAAB accredited since 1997. As part of the reaccreditation process, Jefferson showcases architecture student’s work for the NAAB team.
The NAAB is an agency that evaluates architecture programs in the United States to ensure that graduates have the technical and critical-thinking skills required to have a rewarding career in the profession. The NAAB’s accreditation is independent of the school’s overall accreditation. Most of the 54 U.S. licensing boards require that architects hold a professional degree from a NAAB-accredited program, which includes bachelor of architecture, master of architecture and doctor of architecture programs. Additionally, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards requires a degree from a NAAB-accredited program to satisfy the education requirement for certification.
Recent accomplishments from Jefferson’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment include student Austin Dimare ’18 winning the $10,000 John Stewardson Memorial Fellowship in Architecture and 100 percent of graduates reporting employment in fields related to their career interests or graduate school acceptance, according to the Class of 2017 survey from the University’s Marianne Able Career Services Center.
The NAAB Bachelor of Architecture Program Accreditation Visit Exhibition is on display Thursday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, March 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Monday, April 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Paley Design Center on East Falls Campus.