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Julie Beckman

Director of Student Development

As Director of Student Development, Julie is responsible for helping to expand the reach of the college’s exemplary undergraduate and graduate degree programs to positively impact recruitment, retention rates and professional & industry placement. The Center for Student Development, which Julie heads, is located on the ground floor of the Art + Architecture Building. 聽The Center is the epicenter of undergraduate advising and student records and also serves as a student lounge, design library and welcome center for prospective families.

Contact Information


  • Bryn Mawr College, BA Growth & Structure of Cities, 1995
  • Columbia University, Master of Architecture, 2001

She has been teaching, coordinating and administrating in architecture education since 2004, previously at Catholic University and at the University of Pennsylvania.


In practice, Julie and her partner, Keith Kaseman launched their design firm, KBAS in 2002 following the unanimous selection of their design proposal for the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, VA which opened to the public in 2008 and receives nearly 1 million visitors annually.

Honors & Awards

  • Julie participated in the 2018 TEDxUTK.