The Master Plan for Drexel University from 2012 to the Sesquicentennial in 2041, Drexel@150, will focus on existing buildings to further four goals: optimize the use of real estate resources, create a unique identity for the campus, connect Drexel to the communities around the campus, and achieve these goals sustainably.
The 2007 Master Plan featured eleven specific projects, of which one, the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, is approaching completion. Located on the vitally-important northeast corner of Chustnut & 33rd Streets, the PISB is advancing toward completion in July 2011 and occupany for the fall academic term:
The U.S. Green Building Council will silver-certify the PISB for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The principal sustainability feature will be a bio-filter wall, a forty-foot high vegetated surface taking the place of conventional filtration media in ventilation systems, removing airborne particulates and volatile organic compounds from the air stream:
The building is named for Constantine Papadakis, Drexel’s visionary President and creator of the 2007 Master Plan.