Drexel University

3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 2011

Architect: Diamond & Schmitt Architects

This five-story Biofilter living wall is the located in the atrium of the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The wall is North America’s largest living biofilter and the only such structure at a U.S. university.

The 6.7m wide and 24.3m high biofilter assisted the PISB in earning Gold LEED-certification. The wall also earned Parker Urban Greenscapes (a division of Parker Interior Plantscape, Inc) two awards at the PIA Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet at the 2012 Industry Expo.

Photo Credit:”Sean Corbett, Drexel University”