PhilaU to Break Ground on College of Design, Engineering and Commerce Building Friday, June 10

Philadelphia University will officially break ground on a building to house the new, innovative College of Design, Engineering and Commerce in a ceremony on Friday, June 10 at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take in the heart of main campus, near The Kanbar Campus Center and the quad in front of the Paul J. Gutman Library.

The University community is invited to attend the event, which will be followed by a reception immediately after the groundbreaking. Those interested in attending are encouraged to R.S.V.P. to specialevents@PhilaU.edu. Parking will be available in The Gallagher Center Garage.

The College of Design, Engineering and Commerce  is home to a revolutionary, transdisciplinary curriculum that retains the core learning of each discipline while forging new collaborations among the fields of design, engineering and business.

The nearly 39,000-square-foot, $20 million, state-of-the-art academic building will house the new College. With open, multi-purpose collaborative spaces, the building will be designed to foster the University’s signature approach to teaching and learning through the College’s unique curriculum. The building will be open for the fall 2012 semester.

As a model for professional university education, Philadelphia University is focused on providing graduates with the skills necessary to be leaders in their professions at every level of their careers. By bringing these three programs together, the new College pushes students to think beyond the boundaries of existing disciplines and focus on market-driven innovation through teamwork, collaboration and connections with industry partners.

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