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Korman Center, Drexel University

This addition and renovation to 1958 University Library transforms and extends the current Computer Lab and classroom building into a new student center that re-invigorates the Academic Quad at the heart of the Drexel University campus.

A terra cotta screen gives the Korman Center a new identity by creating a “front porch” that engages the Quad and the indoor ‘living room’ for the students. The screen is cantilevered off the face of the building shading the ‘porch’ and the south-east façade. The double height facade bifurcates the double height space of the porch and interior volume, emphasizing the transparent and accessible relationship of the Center to the Quad.

In 2017, the Korman Center earned a 2 Green Globe rating from the Green Building Initiative.