Strategic Improvements: 3 Parkway

Updated 12.6.13. Take a look at the completed second floor of 3 Parkway, a suite of offices and therapy rooms for Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. All looks great!

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Updated 8.8.13. The furniture for the second floor of 3 Parkway has been delivered and is currently being set up. The project is nearing its completion! Take a look at the photos below:

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Updated 6.11.13. The construction on the second floor of 3 Parkway (a suite of offices and therapy rooms for Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions) is complete! Stay tuned for photos of the furnished space over the next month.

The photo below is a gait lab:


The physical therapy space below will soon be filled with exercise equipment:


The College of Nursing and Health Professions will conduct music therapy, which will be held in the room below:


The room below is an example of a number of therapy rooms in the suite that will be utilized for individual therapy, family therapy, marriage therapy, etc.:


The photo below features the reception area:


Below is a lab space with a curtain for patient privacy:


This bright room overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be an office:


Updated 4.4.13. Drexel is currently transforming the second floor of 3 Parkway (a building at 16th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway) into a suite of various therapy rooms and offices for its College of Nursing and Health Professions. The university, which leases space in the 3 Parkway building, is in the process of transitioning the College of Nursing and Health Professions from its primary location at 15th and Race Streets to the 3 Parkway site. Several classrooms and study areas are already up and running (completed during Summer 2011 and Summer 2012).

The space in the photo below will soon be home to the College of Nursing’s gait lab:


The photo below depicts a future entrance and reception room:

Art therapy will be one of the services offered in the newly-renovated space, along with marriage therapy, music therapy and dance therapy, among other services. Below is an art therapy room:

Below is a photo of a 3 Parkway classroom that features a scale-up learning environment where students sit in groups of nine for a more collaborative educational experience:

Most of the classrooms have been outfitted with rolling chairs and tables to allow for flexible learning spaces:


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A bright student lounge provides space for students to study, eat and socialize:



Strategic Improvements: Academy of Natural Sciences

Updated 4.4.13. Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences is undergoing renovations to create specimen storage, classroom and laboratory space for Academy researchers as well as its Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) students.

The classroom below was once a bird exhibit. This fall, the space will open to BEES students.


New sliding storage spaces for museum specimens are depicted in the image below. The new units were accompanied by an updated HVAC system to ensure the conservation of the specimens.


The room below is being furnished with lab equipment that was recently moved from a lab on Drexel’s main campus.




Soon, the lab room above will closely resemble the lab featured in the photos below.

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Strategic Improvements: Creese Courtyard

Updated 12.20.13. MacAlister Hall is getting power washed and looks awesome!

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Updated 9.19.2013. Construction is wrapping up on Creese Courtyard’s new glass dining hall entrance:


Updated 9.5.2013. Construction on Creese Courtyard’s sleek glass dining hall entrance is progressing beautifully. Take a look at the photos below:

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Updated 8.26.2013. Glass has been installed on the Creese Courtyard dining hall entrance. Take a look below:


Updated 6.27.13. Take a look at the steel beams that have been put into place to support the cylindrical glass dining  hall entrance:

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Updated 5.20.13. What is missing from the photos below?

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Answer: The pyramid between Creese Student Center and MacAlister Hall! The structure has been disassembled and removed in preparation for construction of a new glass entrance to the dining hall below.

Updated 4.1.13. Chestnut Square is not the only project on Chestnut Street between 32nd and 33rd Streets that will be opening in Fall 2013! Creese Courtyard, located outside between the Creese Student Center and MacAlister Hall, will be activated this autumn as well. In addition to serving as a connection between the two aforementioned buildings, the space will feature an entrance to the dining hall below.

The following rendering depicts a design currently in discussion for the courtyard. This design highlights the dining hall entrance, shown as two sets of stairs covered by a stunning glass cylinder. Take a look: