The LeBow College of Business is moving along swiftly with a September 2013 completion date put forth. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern in conjunction with Voith & Mactavish Architects, this $87.5 million, project will house all the LeBow College of Business programs, replacing the 1960s-era Matheson Hall building. The 12-story business center at the heart of the Drexel University campus will unite the College's various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices.
The Chestnut Square Development, developed by American Campus Communities is also moving along well. It too has a September 2013 completion date and was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects in conjunction with Voith & Mactavish Architects. The $97 million student housing community and mixed-use project consist of a 19- story residential tower at the corner of Chestnut and 32nd streets and two eight-story buildings fronting Chestnut Street. The buildings together will add 865 student beds and 25,000 sg.ft. of new retail space on Chestnut Street.