Project Name: Philadelphia University DEC Center
General Contractor: Intech Construction, LLC.
Owner: Philadelphia University
In 2011 Philadelphia University created the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, to be housed in this 42,000 square foot four-story studio and classroom building. A two-story lobby area serves as a central meeting space and project team area. Significant infrastructure improvements were made to the site, located in the heart of the University campus. The building incorporates many sustainable design principles, including an innovative perforated aluminum sun shading device that gives the building its distinctive look. The project has achieved LEED Gold Certification.