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Conference Presentations

Creating an Ecosystem of Innovation in Non-traditional Academic Space

Published 2019
Presented by George Poulin, Joseph Reagan, Terri L. Schmitt
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Urban innovation districts are becoming more prevalent at a time when universities must rethink the way they build. In this session, we will demonstrate how Drexel University used a mixed-use high rise building within an urban innovation zone to support growing enrollment. You will discover how to utilize mixed-use urban high-rises for creating innovative ecosystems for students, faculty and employers. Come learn how to create a vibrant academic environment within leased space and explore an innovative and cost-effective approach for future expansion and contraction at your institution.