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Alan Greenberger.

Alan Greenberger Appointed Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities

The Distinguished Teaching Professor, Lindy Fellow and head of the Department of Architecture, Design & Urbanism in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will start in his new position March 15.
PES refinery site

Visioning the Future of the PES Refinery Complex

“Visioning the Future of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery Complex,” is a report about  the potential long-term future of the former 1,400-acre Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery site on the Lower Schuylkill. The report was designed to spark a conversation about how to ensure the long-term development of the site allows connectivity to the rest of the city and yields equitable economic and environmental benefits to the city and its residents. The report was created through a community visioning process funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation.   

historic Philadelphia street

Drexel’s Harris M. Steinberg Chosen to Chair Mayor Kenney’s Historic Preservation Task Force

 

Today, as development pressures rub up against time-honored city neighborhoods, Philadelphia is seeking new ways to carefully manage the twin goals of growth and preservation. With this in mind, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney decided it is time to rethink how Philadelphia preserves its historic resourcesand to help spearhead these efforts, he appointed Drexels Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA, director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, to chair a new Historic Preservation Task Force.  
Alan Greenberger.

Head of the Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism Honored With Prestigious Architecture Award

Alan Greenberger, the new head of Westphal’s Department of Architecture Design & Urbanism, was recently awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
Take a closer look at the archway on Main Building's Chestnut Street entrance.

Looking Up to the Geniuses Who Never Left Campus

There’s a lot to learn from the 12 men etched on the archway to Main Building’s Chestnut Street entrance.
Drexel's 1900 class of architectural students, including William Sidney Pittman.

Meet Drexel’s First African-American Male Graduate: William Sidney Pittman

William Sidney Pittman broke racial barriers at Drexel and across the country as one of the first prominent African-American architects in America.
The largely vacant Delaware Power Station dominates more than 1,000 feet of the Delaware River waterfront.

Urban Design and Planning Students Reimagine the Delaware River Waterfront

A select handful of Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design students interested in urban design will have the opportunity to generate fresh ideas and create a vision for the future of the Lehigh Viaduct, Delaware Power Station and surrounding Port Richmond area. Along with 15 students and two faculty members from Germany’s TU Dortmund University, which researches and teaches the global intersection between man, nature and technology, the students will participate in an intensive urban infrastructure planning and design process to develop concepts for repurposing this post-industrial infrastructure.
A community garden at Drexel's Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships in West Philadelphia

Drexel Research Team Connects Urban Design to Public Health

Faculty in design and public health at Drexel are working together with community-based projects in West Philadelphia. Their projects test the idea that aspects of natural systems can be woven into urban design to improve health.
Ajla Aksamija

Green Building Design Research Expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija to Speak at Drexel

Green building design research expert Dr. Ajla Aksamija will join Drexel University on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a lecture entitled “Interdisciplinary Research: Building, Technology and Environment.” Head of research for the Building Technology Laboratory (Tech Lab) at international design firm Perkins+Will, Aksamija will speak about her ongoing research in high-performance buildings, building systems, innovative design approaches and emerging building technologies.

Architect Anthony Bracali

Q&A with Drexel Alum Tony Bracali: The New Paine's Park at Schuylkill Banks

Philadelphia architect and Drexel alum Tony Bracali has seen a dream take shape along the banks of the Schuylkill River. DrexelNow checked in with Bracali about his role in creating one of the city's newest attractions, Paine's Park.

Sustainability in the Built environment minor

Westphal Launches New Minor in Sustainability

The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design recently launched a new minor intended to meet a growing demand from architecture and interiors students looking for more in-depth knowledge and content related to sustainable design.
Michael Glaser

What I'm Reading: Michael Glaser

Assistant professor Michael Glaser had low expectations when he picked up After the Future by Franco Berardi. Now he's racing to finish it.