Major Drexel Project Updates as of October 2017
Academy of Natural Sciences Reading Room: The renovation of the existing reading room and reconfiguration of space for a new reading room are now in the design development phase. The design and documentation will be completed and ready for bid later this fall, assuming funding is available.
Armory (Lancaster Avenue Readiness Center): Demolition work has begun for exterior restoration and improvements to the Armory building. This work will include masonry restoration, new roofing and restoration of all windows along 32nd and 33rd Streets, Lancaster Walk and the half-round windows along Cuthbert Street. Funded jointly by the state and by Drexel, this project is managed by Pennsylvania's Department of General Services and is expected to continue over the next several terms.
Bernhardt Memorial Courtyard at Thomas R. Kline School of Law: Construction began in July on the Bernhardt Memorial Courtyard, which will be located on Market Street between the Kline School of Law and Hagerty Library. Designed by Studio Bryan Hanes, the courtyard will provide an intimate outdoor space to study and socialize. Completion is expected in October 2017.
Bossone Research Enterprise Center Renovations: Design is in progress for the renovation of an existing laboratory on the third floor to increase usability for chemically intensive work related to energy and energy storage. Construction is expected to commence in summer 2018.
Center for Automation Technology (CAT): Construction for environmental engineering laboratory facilities related to work in energy and the environment is scheduled for FY’19 (Phase 2) and FY’20 (Phase 3).
Fox Historic Costume Collection (URBN Center): Construction has begun on the expansion of the Fox Historic Costume Collection; completion is expected in spring 2018.
Goodwin College Renovation, Gerri C LeBow Hall: Construction is underway to renovate a portion of the 3rd floor of LeBow Hall for the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. The project will include new offices, a classroom and two conference rooms and is expected to be complete in late fall 2017.
Korman Center/Korman Quad Enhancements: Construction of an addition to the existing Korman Center building and renovations to what will be known as the Korman Quad are in the final stages. The Quad is expected to be open to pedestrians the first week of November. Furniture delivery and fit-out for the Korman Center addition will continue into November. The addition is expected to be open for student use before fall term exams. Remedial work will then continue on the north, south and west facades of the Korman Center building through spring 2018.
Thomas R. Kline Institute for Trial Advocacy at the Kline School of Law: The renovation of 1200 Chestnut Street for the Thomas R. Kline Institute for Trial Advocacy is in progress, with substantial completion anticipated in late fall 2017.
Third-Party Project Updates as of October 2017
Vue32 and Summer 12 (Radnor Property Group): Both the market-rate apartments and Chesterbrook Academy preschool are open at Vue32, Radnor Property Group's 16-story mixed-use tower located at 3201 Race Street. Construction is scheduled to begin in October on phase 2 of the project, dubbed Summer 12, which consists of 12 new owner-occupied townhomes along the 3200 block of Summer Street. The townhomes are expected to be complete in spring 2018.