The University City Science Center in Philadelphia is a powerful economic engine for the regional economy. UJMN, now Strada, has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Science Center stretching back to the design of the Port of Technology in 2000.
The firm served as the local architect to ZGF Architects on the design of the core and shell of this new 10-story, 400,000-SF mixed-use research facility at 3711 Market Street. The building encompasses a 500-car garage and features one of the largest green roofs (34,000 SF) in Philadelphia.
Strada also directed the LEED certification process and subsequently designed the majority of tenant spaces in the building. These include the Science Center’s new offices and Global Soft Landing Labs, an open office for Energy Plus, headquarters for AVID Radiopharmaceuticals, as well as labs and a manufacturing facility for Invisible Sentinel.
Strada also designed spaces such as the Creative Cafe @ Replica and Han Dynasty expansion that added much needed social spaces to the Science Center. Similarly, entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers and funders gather for informal networking events at the Quorum.