Bossone Research Enterprise Center
The Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, located on the south side of Market Street between 31st and 32nd Streets, has become the focal point of Drexel's growing research program. Designed by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the $37 million, 155,000-square-foot multistory includes 48 teaching laboratories, 37 lab support spaces, eight conference rooms, 77 offices, and a 300-seat auditorium. The Center also includes a 70-foot high prism, a three-story atrium with skylights and a 5,100 square foot terrace that offers views of the city.
The Bossone Center houses research facilities for tissue engineering, drug delivery, biomedical imaging and advanced materials development for energy conversion and storage as well as Drexel's Nanotechnology Institute and the Center for Telecommunication and Information Assurance. In addition, the Bossone Center is home to the Centralized Research Facilities (CRF), a collection of core facility which contains resources for materials discovery and innovation, including structure, property characterization and device prototyping. Led by faculty and professional staff, the CRF serves a user base of more than 250 students, staff and faculty from across the University, and from its academic, national laboratory and industry partners in the Delaware Valley and beyond.
The Bossone Center is named in honor of Drexel alumnus Edmund Bossone, '53, who, with wife Kathleen, donated $10 million toward its completion. An $8 million grant from the Commonwealth and $3.5 million in federal funding also contributed towards the project.