Leadership Biography

Philip A. Jabour serves as the Associate Vice President of the Office of Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) and University Architect. Mr. Jabour is responsible for the University’s facilities program including master planning, space planning and utilization, capital project planning, as well as design and construction of all buildings and grounds projects. PDC provides project management services to the SMU main campus in Dallas, Texas; the SMU-in-Plano campus in Plano, Texas; and the SMU-in-Taos campus in Taos, New Mexico.

Mr. Jabour came to SMU in July 2007 from Kaplan, Inc. Before joining Kaplan, Mr. Jabour served in a similar position with an international cinema company overseeing design and construction of the company’s international facilities. Previously, he practiced architecture in Dallas focusing on projects both nationally and internationally. Mr. Jabour earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered Architect in the State of Texas, a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and the Association of University Architects.