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Drexel University College of Media Arts and Design (CoMAD) URBN Center

MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle)

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Chelsea Blahut, Hanley Wood LLC

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Drexel University College of Media Arts and Design (CoMAD) URBN Center

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150,696 sq. feet

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Drexel University


AIA CAE Awards

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Project Description

The respectful repurposing of a landmark Venturi, Scott Brown decorated shed provides a new home for Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design. Key goals driving the project include bringing together disparate departments in one location and encouraging cross-collaboration between disciplines. To transform the former 130,000 square-foot office building and 13,000 square-foot annex, the designers embraced the realities of the shed—a cost-effective, four-story commercial box. The design concept focuses on respecting the original intent, making more with less, offering adaptable spaces for learning, and providing opportunities for learning through presentation.
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