Drexel University University Crossings

Philadelphia, PA
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Hunter Roberts performed the interior and exterior renovations of the historic University Crossings building at Drexel University. The former Pennsylvania Railroad Office Building, built in 1927, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a 14-story, brick and limestone building in the Classical Revival style. It consists of a 4-story limestone and terra cotta base and a 10-story “E”-shaped tower of buff colored brick.

The renovations were completed in three phases. Phase I included the comprehensive exterior renovation/restoration of the facade, MEP upgrades, new maintenance shop, new retail space, a new ADA compliant entrance ramp, and new steel and glass entrance canopy with steel and 3Form Banners.Phase II work included new laundry rooms, new study lounges, and the renovations of 260 (1,016-beds) residential units. Phase III work entailed third and fourth floor renovations, as well as a new elevator which connects the basement to the fourth floor. This phased elevator addition was integrated into existing classroom space on the ground floor and basement.

Market Sector
Student Housing
Cultural / Preservation
American Campus Communities
Barton Partners
523,700 SF
Completion Date
Innovator Award – Most Creative Public-Private Partnership, On Campus: Student Housing Business
Photo / Rendering Credit
AC Photo
Intro Project