Articles Tagged with: Karen Brooks

Drexel University Health Sciences Building Tops Out

The Drexel University Health Sciences Building at Philadelphia’s uCity Square reached a construction milestone, the “topping out” of the structure. The building, designed by Ballinger and developed by Wexford Science + Technology, will enable professional connections and collaboration between Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Medicine, and the Graduate School. It is designed to solidify Drexel University as an anchor institution in West Philadelphia focused on both innovation and inclusion. The building is scheduled to open in 2022.

I2SL: Sustainable Lab Transformation

Ballinger Senior Project Manager, Karen Brooks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and University of Pennsylvania Senior Project Manager, Margo Pietras Barnes, PE, LEED AP, CBCP will present a talk at this year’s virtual International Institute for Sustainable Labs (I2SL) Conference. The annual conference is a technical forum focused on meeting the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities.

The presentation, “Breathing New Life into an Antiquated Building: A Sustainable Approach to Lab Transformation,” is a case study of the University of Pennsylvania’s Stemmler Hall, which recently underwent a transformative renovation.

The presentation is part of Session E1, taking place tomorrow Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30 to 2 PM.