Blue Rock worked with architects from Olaya Studio to restore and renovate Drexel University’s Smart House, a building originally built in 1872.
Among Blue Rock’s responsibilities was stabilizing the building shell, including re-supporting the exterior wall that was ready to collapse.
The 8,400-square-foot project also included:
- Re-bricking the building as needed
- Recoating the basement’s concrete walls
- New roof and flashing
About the Drexel Smart House
Founded in 2006, the Drexel Smart House is a student-led organization dedicated to promoting undergraduate research and public involvement in sustainability and advanced technologies. The building is a former fraternity house located at the corner of 35th & Race Street in Philadelphia’s Powelton Village.