Philadelphia University has implemented an innovative curriculum to prepare students for design-related careers by creating the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce, housed in this new four-story studio and classroom building. A two-story, daylit forum space serves as a central meeting space, and project team areas are reconfigurable to serve a multi-disciplinary approach. 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 achieved LEED Gold certification.
Throughout the construction process, Craig Sabatino and his INTECH Project Team maintained open channels of communication, sensitivity to our time and budget needs, and advocated for the University. Their hands-on collaboration, creative problem solving, strong management skills, and commitment to the project added noticeable value to a signature University building that significantly enhances our DEC curriculum.Stephen Spinelli, Jr., Ph.D. President Philadelphia University