ERIC Number: ED031076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
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Space and Dollars--An Urban University Expands. Case Studies of Educational Facilities, Number 2.
Using Drexel Institute of Philadelphia as a case study, Educational Facilities Laboratories investigated six areas of inquiry facing an urban university contemplating expansion--(1) economics of high-rise building, (2) economics of constructing low building units which can be vertically expanded at a later date, (3) conversion of industrial buildings to educational use, (4) the parking problem, (5) arrangement and use of space to achieve high utilization, and (6) determination of future space requirements. The findings were--(1) the relationship between the cost of the land and the cost of vertical transportation in the primary consideration of the practicality of high rise, $9.50 per square foot being the equivalent figure, (2) constructing a low building to provide for future vertical expansion is practical except where prohibitive soil conditions exist, (3) economics of time and money are achieved in conversion of an industrial building to academic use if the location is good, (4) a multiple-story open air parking garage is economically feasible when land is more expensive than $5.00 per square foot, (5) compactness is the key to high facility utilization, and (6) a master plan is needed to predict future enrollment and its ensuing effect upon classroom laboratory and office space. This document previously announced as ED 014 868. (JP)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Drexel Institute of Technology PA