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Drexel University Health Sciences Building

CNHP's New Academic Home

Drexel University’s Health Sciences Building opened in September 2022 in University City at 60 North 36th Street, Philadelphia. This 12-story, 460,000 square foot, state-of-the-art academic home brings together the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the College of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, enhancing collaboration, research and practice opportunities.

Centralizing many of Drexel's health-related programs in the Health Sciences Building creates new opportunities for interdisciplinary education in a facility that affords students, faculty and professional staff the best possible environment for continued development and growth. New administrative offices and transformational instructional spaces, including simulation, anatomy and wet labs and simulated patient rooms, provide a setting in which students can hone clinical skills through hands-on learning experiences.

Drexel students are within easy walking distance of the University’s libraries, fitness center, theaters, athletic fields, residence halls, dining and student organizations.

Health Sciences Building Fun Facts

The exterior skin consists of 2,242 curtainwall panels from level 2 up to the roof. The curtainwall panels were built in the same facility used to build the F14 Tomcat. 

6,280 structural steel members and 3,941 tons of structural steel

There are over 604 wood doors in the entire buidling. Some door frames are up to 14 feet tall and 27 feet long and the glass in these frames weigh up to 1,200 pounds.

There are over 100 fire extinguishers in the building. If all the marker boards in the building were combined, they would cover over 315 acres.

health sciences building fun fact there were over six thousand two hundred eighty structural steel members and three thousand nine hundred forty one tons of structural steel 

Over 1,4500 tradespeople have worked on this building. 4,920 pages of structural steel shop drawings.

Construction Photos