Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

DLANDstudio is working with the Department of Design and Planning at Drexel University to develop a series of incremental strategies and projects that encourage student, faculty, and community invitation and interaction. The campus is currently organized by a series of informally-connected outdoor spaces, a product of the campus's evolution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia. This growth has resulted in several interstitial, overlooked spaces, punctuated by post-industrial infrastructure.

The approach leverages key academic collaborations between the arts, sciences and engineering departments, to develop a series of projects that improve these problematic spaces by making them more beautiful, accessible, inclusive, sustainable, and connected.