Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University have combined as of July 1, 2017, to form the new Jefferson, a comprehensive national university focused on the professional education. The M.S. in Surface Imaging program remains as active and significant as before and now is a part of Thomas Jefferson University.
Digital design agency Bluecadet (Philadelphia) recently refreshed the Anti-Defamation League website, equipping this bastion of human rights protection with a very modern tool to battle hate and promote respect at a crucial junction in American history.
University City Science Center, the nation’s largest and oldest urban research park, has continued expanding its footprint. The ex;it design team was originally commissioned to create a wayfinding program to help visitors navigate the campus. However, ex;it identified a broader opportunity to connect the Science Center with the larger University City District. The 37th Street walkway—named Innovation Plaza—is now a welcoming hub of learning and leisure.
Working with a design team headed by architects WRT Design (Philadelphia) and a very limited budget, C&VE helped transform the under-whelming parking structure into one of Philadelphia’s most remarkable make-overs of an existing structure. A new façade of metal projections supports a grid of dichroic glass panels creating a dynamic, ever-changing street level experience. The ceiling over the traffic lanes were fitted with thousands of rods tipped with LED lamps.
Philadelphia’s newest oasis is in the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park. Designed by ex;it in partnership with Andropogon Associates, the formerly nondescript pedestrian walkway within the University City Science Center is now a vibrant space that centers the 14-acre campus.