Urban Campus

Architects on Campus

The architects responsible for the development of both Temple's and Drexel's campuses came from Phildelphia and further afield.  Some are very well known internationally, while others worked primarily for the General State Authority designing very "functional" structures.  As you walk around each campus you see the hand of the architect, the vision of the institution, and the funding sources in each structure if you look hard enough. In particular you can see the shift from early institutioanlly funded strucutres just post-war, to those funded by the state in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  Certain design features were more easliy funded than others.  Ever wonder why there was so much built-in furniture?