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Our current projects

Check out the projects currently going on at Drexel Smart House!

In this photo: Mike Magee works on his Lightweight Green Roof project, which recieved over $75,000 funding from the EPA!

Partner with us

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Discover the Smart House community

Drexel Smart House is fully interdisciplinary, made up of students from all corners of the University. With perspective, brings innovation.

In this photo: Choir brightening the day at the Drexel Smart House hosted "Smart Affair" event.

Check out the Smart House

Drexel Smart House is not only an organization, but a physical location on Drexel University's campus. Come by and check us out! More

We're recruiting. Join the team!

Drexel Smart House is an organization deeply rooted in history. We've inspired companies, patents, and a whole new look at "hands-on experience." But yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, and we are looking for the team that will work to take us one step closer to a future that is brighter...and smarter. More

Learn about our history

The Drexel Smart House didn't always use to be so smart. Learn about the history of our organization. More

Learn how to start a project with us

We are actively looking for creatively minded students to start up a project and help our ourganization bring about smarter urban living. More

Welcome to Drexel Smart House

Let your passions build our future

There are people all over the world that have great ideas, but never have the money, resources, or support they need to pursue those ideas and turn them into a reality.

We believe that when students are given the resources they need to fulfil their dreams, then we have a better chance, as a generation, at effecting change in the world around us. We pursue this effort by hosting students from all corners of the University that want to pursue projects that help effect change in the city around us: Philadelphia.

When projects are completed, we use the Drexel Smart House as a model home to display and demo these innovations, inspiring others from around the university to pursue their ideas as well.

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Smart House News

The Drexel Smart House Website gets a whole new makeover!

September 20, 2018

The Drexel Smart House team brings a facelift to their website.
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Who We Are

Drexel Smart House is a student-led, faculty-supported, multidisciplinary organization that promotes innovations in Philadelphia. The 3425 Race Street property serves both as a tool for student-led projects to develop these innovations and as a connection between Drexel Smart House and the surrounding community, enabling Drexel Smart House to spread its benefits beyond the University.

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What We Do

Energy. Environment. Interaction. Health. Lifestyle.

Our overarching purpose is to create and discover technologies that are accessible, applicable, and beneficial to urban life - particularly Philadelphia. We do this by facilitating design, research, and entrepreneurial projects run by Drexel University student members. The Drexel Smart House property on campus acts as an interactive model of how our projects can be incorporated into existing Philadelphia homes and infrastructure.

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Our Story

Founded in 2006, Drexel Smart House is a student led organization promoting multidisciplinary undergraduate design, research, and entrepreneurship on Drexel's campus. For the last thirteen years, Drexel Smart House has carried out its mission to promote undergraduate research and public involvement in sustainability and advanced technologies. The property on Race St, a revived abandoned property, is currently a blank canvas for new student research. Years of work by Drexel University have transformed this property and will eventually allow students to test and implement their ideas from the lab into a real world environment.

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