Join the Philadelphia Building Trades Council, Palm Built Rite, and the Signatory Contractors Association for a discussion about how Philadelphia transformed itself into a national hub for the development of life sciences and what to expect as more development is realized.

The Build Conference: Schuylkill Yards & Development of Life Sciences in University City
Date: Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 7:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Hilton Inn Penn’s Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

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  • Gerard Sweeney, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • President Fry and Alan Greenberg, Drexel University
  • Craig Carnaroli and Anne Papageorge, The University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia in the wake of a global health crisis, has transformed itself into a national hub for the development of life sciences over the course of the last few years. This can be attributed to the extraordinary strides in research courtesy of the city’s plethora of academic and medical institutions. Thanks to this research, the private sector has responded by developing several million square feet of space for labs, offices, and even manufacturing. The epicenter of this development takes place in University City where projects are proceeding on properties largely held by Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania. Working with private developers, these institutions in conjunction with Schuylkill Yards, UCity Square, and Pennovision, have created a new eco-system of innovation around their campuses.