Drexel University Korman Center

Drexel University’s campus is experiencing a great amount of development as the university is investing in facilities that enhance the student’s experience while on campus. The area surrounding the existing Korman Center is home to the Papadakis Building and in close proximity to the proposed Schuylkill Yards development. Korman Center is an existing two story reinforced concrete structure with a basement and a mechanical penthouse on the roof. To better fit in with the surrounding structures the Korman Center will have a narrow façade on its south east side. The new addition and associated selective alterations will include a student study lounge, common space, and updated exterior facing the Academic Quad.

The project is structurally complicated due to the existence of the utilities that are located close to the building. In addition, close coordination of the curtain wall and structural interface will be required.

Drexel University’s campus is experiencing a great amount of development as the university is investing in facilities that enhance the student’s experience while on campus. The area surrounding the existing Korman Center is home to the Papadakis Building and in close proximity to the proposed Schuylkill Yards development. Korman Center is an existing two story reinforced concrete structure with a basement and a mechanical penthouse on the roof. To better fit in with the surrounding structures the Korman Center will have a narrow façade on its south east side. The new addition and associated selective alterations will include a student study lounge, common space, and updated exterior facing the Academic Quad.

The project is structurally complicated due to the existence of the utilities that are located close to the building. In addition, close coordination of the curtain wall and structural interface will be required.

CLIENT: Gluckman Tang Architects
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

TYPE: Academic, SERVICES: Addition, MATERIALS: SUSTAINABILITY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Renderings © Gluckman Tang Architects

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