Assistant Professor and Curricular Head of Facilities Management
Architecture, Facilities Management

Clifton Fordham, RA, IFMA, LEED AP

Clifton Fordham is a registered architect who teaches architectural design, building technology and project planning whose primary research area is integrated building design, building enclosures and architectural detailing with a focus on details that regulate the sun. His teaching involves fostering critical ability to recognize problems, formulate and assess solutions. Prior to teaching, he was an architect in the offices of KieranTimberlake, Rafael Vinoly, Voith & Mactavish and Gensler. 
Fordham’s current research centers on a historical study of modernist building enclosures with innovative details. The investigation includes the study of visual, contextual and environmental factors with analytical drawings and digital analysis. He is also a collaborator on the PhillyRow research project with Graphic and Interactive Design faculty members. Fordham is currently editing a book about post-war building enclosures. He is a board member of the Construction History Society of America and treasurer for the Building Technology Educators Society.
BArch, Howard University, 1994
MArch, Yale School of Architecture, 1998


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