Drexel University College Of Engineering – 3101 Market St.

DESCRIPTION

Bittenbender Construction served as the General Contractor for the 3-phase renovation which transformed the 60,000+ square feet into a new Electrical & Computer Engineering Department that included classrooms, labs, and offices. The space was formerly the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s Main office. Approximately 10,000 square feet remained occupied and in-use during the first two phases of the project. The third phase of the project remained 60% occupied while the construction of a light machinery workshop, a laser lab, a cartography lab, a combustion lab, and a reverb chamber where constructed. The project was designed with “collaboration” in mind for the students; exposed workspaces and a glass-walled conference room that is situated in the middle of the open floor plan are the highlights of the space while professor’s offices (glass facades) line the perimeter of the open space. Additional communal space – called the “Dragon’s Den”, a multi-purpose room, is a wide open space, tall enough to fly drones, and wide enough to have their robots roam around.

PROJECT DETAILS

TYPE Renovation
LOCATION Philadelphia, PA
COST $3.1 Million
SIZE 60,000+ square feet
COMPLETION DATE December 2016
OWNER Drexel University
ARCHITECT Coscia Moos