Gerri C. LeBow Hall
Drexel University LeBow College of Business | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The design intent for Gerri C. LeBow Hall, the new home of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, was to create a marquee building for the university that was tailored to accommodate best practices in business education. The robust masonry and glass structure forms a visual connection to downtown Philadelphia while physically connecting Drexel’s main quadrangle to bustling Market Street. Students are exposed to a corporate environment through a series of innovative student spaces and a transparent, open interior oriented around a central atrium that is a place for informal interactions between students, faculty, and visitors. Learning spaces include a mock trading lab, small-business incubator, “cluster classrooms” that accommodate both lectures and groupwork, and small isolated breakout rooms for collaboration.
In association with Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Landscape completed in assocation with Lager Raabe Skafte.
- Designs for Learning: College and University Buildings by Robert A. M. Stern Architects. Robert A.M. Stern et al. The Monacelli Press: New York, 2017.
- Philadelphia Inquirer, November 2013
- “Changing Skyline: Drexel’s New Business School Building Takes its Surroundings into Account” by Inga Saffron. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6 Nov 2013.
Size: 177,500 sf
Budget: $75 million
Architecture, Planning, Landscape, Sustainability