News from the Schools | December 2020

Jefferson Announces New Option for MS in Real Estate Development

Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) is thrilled to announce the addition of an Online Low Residency option to its Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program.

Led by new Program Director, Troy Hannigan, Assoc. AIA, SEED, the MSRED program utilizes a quadruple bottom line approach that prioritizes environmental sustainability, social consciousness, design excellence, and economic viability in order to gain first-hand experience as to how real estate development invigorates communities by shaping healthy places to live, work, and play. Utilizing the greater Philadelphia area as a living laboratory, MSRED students learn how to approach impactful projects at various scales – ranging from single buildings to entire neighborhoods.

The new Online Low Residency option will now give MSRED students the option to take classes on campus in East Falls, Philadelphia or online. Online students use Zoom to partake in the live classroom on campus, giving online students the same opportunity to engage in active dialogue with faculty and fellow students.

Additionally, all students (online and on campus) will be required to participate in the new MSRED Residency, a two to four-day experience once a semester, where all students come together and explore Philadelphia or other cities. The residency includes the opportunity to network with industry professionals, tour real project sites and neighborhoods, and learn from guest speakers through lectures, conferences and seminars.

For more information about the MSRED program, including on campus and online low-residency options, please contact Program Director Troy Hannigan at

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CMU School of Architecture Debuts Spring 2021 Architecture Lecture Series Schedule

The Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture has announced the schedule of guest speakers for the 2021 Spring Lecture Series, featuring Pascale Sablan, Michael Stone-Richards, Paul Lewis, Steve Kieran, and Sarah Lewis. The Spring 2021 Lecture Series will be held in a virtual format.

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Penn College Architecture & Sustainable Design Virtual Exhibition Opening

The Gallery at Penn College of Technology, a Penn State Affiliate, invites you to explore the Architecture & Sustainable Design virtual exhibition featuring the work of sixteen senior level students earning Bachelor of Science degrees in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Building Science and Sustainable Design major. 

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