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The official ribbon cutting kicks off the Grand Opening of the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center.

Drexel Opens New Center to Study Fabrics of the Future

The new Center for Functional Fabrics and the Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center is set to become a cornerstone of the Schuylkill Yards innovation hub.
Drexel Square ribbon-cutting

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust Open Drexel Square, First Project in Sckuylkill Yards

Today, Brandywine Realty Trust, in partnership with Drexel University, celebrated the opening of Drexel Square—a new 1.3-acre community park—which marks the first completed project within the $3.5 billion master-planned Schuylkill Yards development in University City.

 
President Fry.

President Fry’s Contract Extended to Lead Drexel Into the Next Decade

At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees extended President John Fry’s contract through 2023.
Work is currently being done to create Drexel Square, the first development in the Schuylkill Yards project. Photo credit Jordan Stein.

Street Improvements and Closures Around Drexel’s University City Campus

What’s going on with all of the construction around Drexel’s University City Campus? Here’s what you need to know about what’s being done to improve the area and the neighborhood.
Drexel President John Fry at the University City District 20th anniversary celebration / Photo by Lora Reehling Photography

As President Fry Looks Back on University City’s Advances, the Future Beckons

John Fry was the keynote speaker at the University City District’s 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, reflecting fondly on all the organization has accomplished and sharing his excitement for all that will come next.
President John Fry speaking at a panel at the Barnes Foundation.

Panel: President Fry Predicts a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Change for Universities

At a panel discussion of five local higher education leaders at the Barnes Foundation on April 20, Drexel President John Fry spoke about the role colleges and universities play in Philadelphia’s growth — and the future of higher education.
Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station

30th Street Station District Plan Wins Prestigious Architecture Award

The 30th Street Station District Plan, which is a collaboration between Drexel, Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, PennDOT and SEPTA, just won a 2017 Institute Honor for Regional & Urban Design from the American Institute of Architects.
Rendering of development proposed around 30th Street Station

30th Street Station District Plan Unveiled, Will Transform Area Around Iconic Station

Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA unveiled the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan and announced the initiation of several follow-on projects to improve the immediate station area and catalyze future development throughout the District.

Drexel Square rendering

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust Partner on “Schuylkill Yards” Innovation Development

Drexel and Brandywine Realty Trust made history as they announced their partnership and unveiled plans for Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards innovation development, a 14-acre master planned community. Initial phases of the projected 20-year development plan will consist of 5 million gross square feet of mixed-use real estate on a 10-acre site next to Drexel’s main campus and adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and Brandywine’s Cira Centre.
Aerial view of 30th Street District

Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan March 16

Amtrak, Drexel, and its partners will hold an open house to review the 30th Street Station District Plan. The development of this Draft District Plan brings the 30th Street Station community one step closer to the final District Plan, which will present a vision for the 30th Street Station District for the next 25 years and beyond.

Aerial view of 30th Street District

Amtrak, Drexel and Partners Host Open House on 30th Street Station District Plan

Amtrak, Drexel and their partners in the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan will host an open house next week to provide an update on the project and solicit community input. The event is an opportunity for interested parties to review refined ideas, interact with the project team, ask questions and contribute to the process.

Innovation neighborhood

Innovation Neighborhood Gets $5 Million Grant From Commonwealth

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania Jim Cawley visited Drexel University’s campus on Oct. 10 and announced a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant to assist in the development of the University’s Innovation Neighborhood development project.