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Nathaniel Popkin and Bradley Maule

Drexel's John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of

Drexel’s John Fry On Innovation Neighborhood, Schools, UCHS, & The Culture Of “Moving Fast”

December 18, 2013  |  Vantage

This week, Hidden City's Nathaniel Popkin and Bradley Maule met with Drexel University President John Fry to talk campus development, partnerships, ideas for his proposed "innovation neighborhood," and his vision for integrated high density development linked to high speed rail > more

At University City High, Possibility Amidst Pain

At University City High, Possibility Amidst Pain

October 10, 2013  |  Vantage

Certainly the most tantalizing school site to be going on the market is the seven acre University City High School Campus, wedged between Penn and Drexel. The history of institutional involvement, however, is long and painful, says Nathaniel Popkin, who meditates on past failures and future possibilities. Bradley Maule's photo essay on the school campus helps tell the story > more

For Penn's New Nanotech Center, Architecture To Shift Your Perspective

For Penn’s New Nanotech Center, Architecture To Shift Your Perspective

October 1, 2013  |  Vantage

Weiss/Manfredi delivers on a building that was designed from the inside out and outside in simultaneously, like the science it supports, a paean to wonder and imagination. Bradley Maule and Nathaniel Popkin tour the building with Penn Engineering dean Eduardo Glandt, who's now commissioned two of Philadelphia's most inspired buildings > more

With Morgan Hall, Temple Ushers In New Era

With Morgan Hall, Temple Ushers In New Era

August 15, 2013  |  News

The mixed-use student residential complex opening Monday marks a turning point for Temple's campus and the future of North Broad Street. Nathaniel Popkin takes us through Morgan Hall, with photos by Brad Maule > more

Elegant Complexity At Cira South

Elegant Complexity At Cira South

April 29, 2013  |  Vantage

The 30 story Grove at Cira South, a residential tower under construction at 30th and Chestnut, ably negotiates its site, users, and the city itself. Brad Maule and Nathaniel Popkin talk to the developer and the architects about their ideas for the ambitious building > more