Current, past and future Westphal students are eagerly waiting for the new URBN Center to open its inspirational, eco-friendly, and state of the art doors.
The URBN Center will become Drexel University’s hub for creative minds to gather, share ideas and work together to bring those ideas from the mind to the page, and into the world of tomorrow.
The Robert Venturi-designed building is being transformed into a bold new center for imagination and high-end production. With the intention of sharing the URBN Center with the community, students will enjoy newfound collaboration with industry professional in addition to other Drexel schools and colleges.
The URBN Center will be the new home for programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design including Animation, Architecture, Arts Administration, Design & Merchandising, Digital Media, Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design, Game Art & Production, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Music Industry, Product Design, and Web Development & Interaction.
The URBN Center will also provide a black box theater for our Theatre program, a greatly expanded Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, a multi-use screening and lecture room, and offices for the College’s administrative functions.
Current construction of the URBN center marks a nearly three-year planning, design and fundraising process that many members of this college and the university participated in. We are thankful for the support of so many and excited for all that the future holds. You are helping to change the lives of generations of future creative minds at Drexel.
Click here to view a video tour of the history, highlights and ambitious future of the Westphal and the exciting new URBN Center.