Major grant from City of Philadelphia
May 1, 2014 —
Debra Ruben, Interior Design Program Director, received a $147,000 Stormwater Incentive Grant from the City of Philadelphia in support of the Morton McMichael School Playground Project. Ruben has led the project for the past two years, working with McMichael School teachers and students and Drexel faculty and students in a series of participatory design seminars to create a safe, educational and sustainable playground for the grade school, which is located in West Philadelphia’s Mantua neighborhood. The Stormwater Incentive Grant will support initial site work and the design of a water management system. The team hopes to begin construction this year. Click here to read more about the project.