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Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Drexel University

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Client: Drexel University
Completion: September 2011
LEED: Gold

In Association with H2L2 Architects
Photography: Tom Arban, Halkin Architectural Photography


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Located at the corner of Chestnut and 33rd in Philadelphia the new Papdakis Integrated Sciences Building provides a gateway landmark building for Drexel University on Woodlawn Walk establishing a new presence for Drexel in the academic core of Philadelphia. Organized around a five-storey atrium the building contains 32 state-of-the-art research labs, 8 teaching labs as well as specialized computer and paleontology laboratories. At the ground floor 7 classrooms and a 200-seat auditorium provide teaching space for the Biology Department and the wider University community. A southeast wing provides 40 faculty offices overlooking Woodlawn Walk.

Student and faculty lounges dubbed collaboratories, are contained in a projecting glass volume on Chestnut Avenue and marks the principal entry. The building possesses a high degree of internal transparency that harvests natural light into the building with expansive windows and the sky-lit atrium.

THE TEAM

ptheodore@dsai.ca
mlukasik@dsai.ca
mdavidson@dsai.ca
jfeatherstone@dsai.ca
dschmitt@dsai.ca
dgallivan@dsai.ca
msztaba@dsai.ca
Persis Lam
Martin Kristensen
Dennis Giobbe
Cameron Turvey
ptheodore@dsai.ca
mdavidson@dsai.ca
dschmitt@dsai.ca
msztaba@dsai.ca
Martin Kristensen
Cameron Turvey
mlukasik@dsai.ca
jfeatherstone@dsai.ca
dgallivan@dsai.ca
Persis Lam
Dennis Giobbe