Philadelphia University (PhilaU) has announced it will invest $3 million in facilities to establish a Fashion and Textiles Futures Center on campus by the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester.
The center will feature collaborative design studios, fabrication laboratories, CAD facilities and active-learning classrooms as well as a retail-like space that will be used to by fashion merchandising and management students to work on displays and presentations.
“The Fashion and Textiles Futures Center will expand experience for our students, faculty and partners,” said Ron Kander, executive dean, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, PhilaU.
“PhilaU fashion programs are internationally ranked and our programs in textiles and textile engineering are regarded as among the best in the nation. The new center will enable us to continue our leadership in providing the best possible 21st Century professional education for our students and helping to define the industry needs of the future.”