V. 2012-2017 Master Plan Current Issues: 3. Stratton Hall

Updated 11.20.2013. Take a look below at some photos of the new and improved Stratton Hall!

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Updated 7.30.13. Some of Stratton Hall’s newly renovated second floor spaces are occupied. Take a look below:

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Updated 5.24.13. Phase I renovations to the Stratton Hall lobby are coming along beautifully. Take a look at the photo below:


Updated 5.6.13. Stratton Hall is moving towards the completion of its Phase I renovation and is also in the midst of its Phase II renovation. In the Phase I project area, new windows have been installed, drywall has been mounted, walls are being painted a golden yellow and drop ceiling tiles are being positioned. Additionally, new air handling units are being installed on the roof. Take a look at the photographs of the progress:


The inner corridor of the Phase I area houses interview rooms, while offices line the perimeter of the space:


Phase II renovations look similar to the Phase I renovations from six weeks ago:


New windows have been installed, making for bright office spaces:


Some southern-facing offices offer a view of Chestnut Square:


The space below is a future computer lab. Compare this photo to the one of the lab from the March 14th update to see the progress!


New air handling units will improve the HVAC system:

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Updated 3.14.13. Stratton Hall is now deep into its Phase I renovation, part of which includes converting former lab spaces into various rooms for the Psychology Department (e.g. research rooms, a computer lab, etc). The plumbing, electric, heating and ventilation have been roughed in and the new windows should arrive in a couple of weeks. The completion of Phase I is estimated to occur during the 2013 spring season. Below are several photographs of the progress:


Former laboratory walls have been kept for the future spaces:


Studs will soon be covered with drywall:

The room below will soon be transformed into a computer lab:


Over the next few months, be on the lookout for Stratton Hall’s new windows!


Updated 5.16.2012. The following photograph of the second floor corridor in Stratton Hall may not look like anything special, but that is because it is not placed in contrast to an image of the appearance of the floor for the last forty years:

At the beginning of winter term 2012, half of the Psychology Department moved into Stratton Hall, vacated by the Biology Department last fall when Biology moved to the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building.  Olaya Architects is preparing plans for renovations leading to full consolidation of the Psychology Department next year.

The exterior of Stratton Hall, vintage orange brick, may never have looked better than today:

The University has retained Mills + Schnoering Architects to develop alternatives for altering the exterior so the appearance is more in keeping with Drexel’s new architectural vocabulary.


IV. 2012 – 2017 Master Plan: 6. Initiatives – x. Tutoring Terrace

Design concepts are in the works for the expansion of Disque Hall’s chemistry labs as well as the creation of a tutoring terrace. Take a peek at the PDF below which contains ideas for the design of these spaces:

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The latest images from Digsau Architects of the concept for the Tutoring Terrace are found at the end of this post.

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The project, now conceived as a 12,000 square-foot, two-story addition, is being programmed.