Millennium Hall, Drexel University,
Philadelphia, PA

A twist on dormitory living

Drexel University’s Millennium Hall is a 153,000 square foot, 18-story architecturally significant residential building. The uppermost floor features a panoramic 360-degree view of the Philadelphia skyline. With a small 5,000 square foot footprint, the integrated design team’s challenge was to develop an iconic symbol for Drexel University while maintaining a light feel to the structure with stacked core usages, all within a limited budget. The solution became a cast-in-place concrete structure with twisting columns, laterally offset at every floor to create a “spiraling” building with the impression of a visible lean.

The project received the Award of Merit from the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.

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Structural Systems Used

Cast in Place Concrete