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This project is the expansion of the previously proposed CAEE Facility. The original building was about five stories and the challenges for this … Read More
This project is the expansion of the previously proposed CAEE Facility. The original building was about five stories and the challenges for this project were to expand the building to 23 stories while keeping the original architectural elements, and to create an enhanced structural system for the increased dead loads and live loads acting onto the building. *This project is for archiectural and engineering purposes only Read Less
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     The College of Engineering Design Facility was originally designed as a six story multi-use student center located on Drexel University's Main Campus.  Upon Further review, the building site was not fully utilized, did not house any academic department, and did not create an iconic "gateway" into the campus.
     This is the design for the COE Design Facility which is located at the F Lot of the Main Campus.  To the west of the building is the Alumni Engineering Labs, the north is Ludlow Street, the east is the Old Post Office Building or IRS Regional Headquarters, and to the south is Chestnut Street.
     In the expansion, the building is now a twenty-two story multi-use center with an elevation of 303 feet, making it the largest builfing on the Main Campus.  The building is comprised of a two story underground garage, retail on the first floor, two auditoriums, various classroom spaces, library, computer labs, engineering club spaces in the lower half of the building, as well as housing the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental and Mechanical Engineering departments in the upper half of the building topped with a SkyLounge and a green roof. 
     With a total floor area at around 600,000 square feet, this building would be a part of the city skyline signifying Drexel's presence in Philadelphia.