Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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Drexel University is constructing a research and laboratory building in Philadelphia

March 17, 2022
The 500,000-square-foot facility will house the university’s core research and business development operations, as well as research labs.

Drexel University is planning to build a life sciences research and laboratory facility on the Philadelphia campus. 

The 11-story, 500,000-square-foot facility will house the university’s core research and business development operations, the university says in a news release. 

Gattuso Development Partners, developing the project with Drexel, will lease the site from the university and Drexel will occupy about 60,000 square feet of the building.

The project includes expanded floor-to-floor heights, an HVAC system designed for laboratory research, fully enclosed loading docks, chemical storage space and pH neutralization capability, five service elevators, and space designated for tenant equipment and vertical shaft infrastructure.

The facility will be constructed on site of what is now a university recreational field. The university is planning to move the displaced programs to the Vidas Athletics Complex. To accommodate the programs at the location, an open green space that will be created at the current site of Myers Hall, which will be demolished.

The research and laboratory building is slated for completion by Fall 2024. 

Robert A.M. Stern Architects is the architect.

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