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Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment

About PDBE

Contact Information

Prospective Students Please Contact:  
Vincent Blouin, Ph.D.
Co-Director of Ph.D. Program

General Contact
Lillian Burns
Administrative Assistant
P: 864-656-3898

Campus Location

Lee 3-130, Clemson, SC 29634


Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm


The Ph.D Program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment focuses on preparing the next generation of academics and professions for diverse and complex challenges of an interdisciplinary nature. The program's core disciplines are the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, construction science and real estate development. The program's theoretical and methodological underpinnings explore emerging issues in the built environment, connecting students with real world case study applications. Graduates of this program are well prepared to address increasingly daunting issues relating to human settlement patterns and the built environment in industry, government and the private sector. The program has strong links with the development and conservation communities within the state and region.

Areas of research in the doctoral program draw upon faculty expertise within the college and across the Clemson campus. These areas include:

  • Built Environment + Health
  • Regional/Community Development + Design
  • Restoration, Sustainability + Land Ecology
  • Architectural Design, Technology + Construction Processes

Explore the Ph.D. program website to find out more about these areas of research and the overall degree program.

Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment
Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment | Lee 3-130, Clemson, SC 29634