PhilaU Architecture Students Present Train Station Design Plans: WHYY Newsworks

Philadelphia University architecture students recently presented their plans to redesign the East Falls train station–including options for food, drink and fitness–to SEPTA officials, community members and others, WHYY Newsworks reported May 23.

The architecture students, with the help of two occupational therapy students, had to envision the current and future roles of the train station, including meeting the needs of those with disabilities at a challenging site, for the semester-long project in collaboration with SEPTA and East Falls Development Corp.

“It’s really great to see the students get involved in that kind of context, where they understand design as being a result of a collaborative project,” said David Kratzer, associate professor architecture.

After seeing the students’ designs, SEPTA project architect Warren Williams said, “this is an exciting way to challenge our ideas and status quo.”

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