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.