Student Resources


The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architectural education. The mission of the AIAS is to promote excellence in architectural education, training, and practice; to foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration; and to organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. 


Philadelphia is home to architecture education programs at five educational institutions. These programs meet a variety of educational and professional goals.

Community College of Philadelphia
Architecture, Design & Construction

Dr. Miles Grosbard, Department Head
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Drexel University
Department of Architecture + Interiors

Rena Cumby, Department Head
3501 Market Street, URBN Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
[email protected]

Philadelphia University
College of Architecture and the Built Environment

Barbara Klinkhammer, Dipl.-Ing. Dean
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Temple University
Department of Architecture

Kate Wingert Playdon, Chair
1947 N. 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6077

University of Pennsylvania

School of Design
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, FAIA, Dean
102 Meyerson Hall
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6311