The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
  • Watchdog was engaged to oversee the renovation of Entomology and Ornithology rooms
  • Scope included new HVAC system as well as the renovation of classrooms and exhibit areas
  • 6,000 SF

Founded in 1812, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Visitors to the Academy have the opportunity to get face-to-face with towering dinosaurs, meet live animals, and explore a tropical garden filled with live butterflies. Philadelphia’s natural history museum offers surprises for all ages, from changing interactive science exhibits to a children’s discovery center, a fossil dig, and opportunities to interact with real science experts.

The Academy engaged Watchdog to oversee the renovation of their entomology department. Due to Watchdog’s extensive experience working with both educational and clinical institutions in the Philadelphia region, our team was able to get right to work in the pre-construction phase to develop a realistic and suitable budget to accommodate the Academy’s requirements. Our team was on-site during construction as needed and provided weekly reporting back to the internal stakeholders within the Academy to keep them present on all items pertaining to the project.

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