Drexel Univeristy | Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building
Crossey Engineering LTD - As Associate Engineer to the MEP Design firm of Crossey Engineering LTD, of Toronto, Canada, SSM provided a peer review of the designed MEP systems to assure compliance with local codes.
H2L2 Architects - Along with the Associate Architect, H2L2 Architects of Philadelphia, PA, SSM provided construction administration assistance to the design team and the University.
The Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) is a five story, 135,000 square feet structure housing 39 research and teaching laboratories for biomedical engineering, biology and chemistry. The facility was designed by internationally renowned Diamond & Schmitt Architects of Toronto, Canada and was constructed by Turner Construction Co. of Philadelphia, PA. The main feature of the facility is a nearly 40 foot high bio-filter wall, which is the first of its kind in an American university. The vegetated wall is covered in live plants to help purify the air and oxygenate the environment. In keeping with the University's environmental and community initiatives, the facility is expected to be LEED silver and Green Globes-certified.