Science and Technology Center II
Advancing Clinical and Professional Education
Financial Assistance provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Honorable Tom Corbett, Governor
The Science and Technology Center II (STC II) demonstrates University of the Sciences’ commitment to preparing graduates for careers in the life sciences and health sciences professions. The 57,000-square-foot, three-story building will showcase the latest facilities necessary for growth and expansion of collaborative clinical and professional education. Home to USciences’ Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the STC II will permit students from several disciplines, including pharmacy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, to study, train, and interact together in a teaching and clinical environment.
The state-of-the-art STC II takes advantage of a unique hillside and undeveloped rock outcropping that allows the building to appear as a three-story structure facing campus, while having only a single-story facade to residential neighbors. In addition to simulation and clinical practice labs, patient exam rooms, lecture and classroom space, and a student lounge, the sleek, modern building will incorporate a green-roof system for sustainability. Measuring 20,000 square feet, the green roof will absorb nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated. It is anticipated the green roof, along with the triple glazed windows and natural lighting, will earn the STC II three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative.
The STC II is scheduled to open its doors in the spring of 2014.
STC II in the News
USciences' Science & Technology Center II (Philly Shark, March 19, 2013): The new 57,000-square-foot, three-story building currently under construction will showcase the latest facilities necessary for growth and expansion of collaborative clinical and professional education. Read
USciences Celebrates Founders' Day with Honorary Degree and STCII Ground Breaking on Feb. 21, 2013 (AZobuild.com Feb. 15, 2013): University of the Sciences will mark its 192nd anniversary at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2013, with its annual Founders’ Day celebration, followed at 3 p.m. by a groundbreaking ceremony for the Science and Technology Center II. Read
Corbett Administration Announces Economic Growth Initiative Awards, (Market Watch, Feb. 11, 2013): Governor Tom Corbett today announced the award of 54 new Economic Growth Initiative grants. Fifty-four projects, totaling nearly $125 million were selected for funding. USciences received $2.5 million for the STCII construction. Read
ZBA signs off on USciences’ expansion plan in University City (Blog.philadelphiarealestate.com, Nov. 5, 2012): The University of the Sciences’ plans to expand its Science and Technology Center in University City and connect it via a pedestrian walkway to the existing Samson College of Health Sciences received unanimous support from the Zoning Board of Adjustment last week. Read
Future USciences building to beautify neighborhood with green roof (Blog.philadelphiarealestate.com, Oct. 3, 2012): When the neighbors who reside in the West Shore community in University City look up at the roof of the University of the Sciences‘ newest building, they won’t see big box air conditioners and generators. Instead, they’ll be looking at a green roof sprouting sedum: hardy green plants and flowers that will grace the entire roof. Read
Fitch rates University of the Sciences, Pa. revs, (Reuters, August 22, 2012): Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to $31 million Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (PHEFA) revenue bonds issued on behalf of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Read
Location: 4306 Woodland Ave. behind Glasser Hall
Cost: Approximately $26 million
Size: 57,000 square feet
- Classrooms/Lecture Halls
- Clinical Practice Laboratory
- Simulation Lab
- Examination Rooms
- Student Lounge
- Offices & conference rooms
Green Roof: 20,000 square feet of vegetation (will hold nearly 15,000 gallons of water when fully saturated) with an R-30 insulation rating
Steel super structure made from recycled metal
Exterior triple-glazed glass curtain wall with an R-19 insulation rating
Breaking system on elevator recaptures energy
Building will be Green Globes eligible
Architect: L2Partridge, LLC
Construction: Turner Construction Co.
Mary Kate McGinty