Delos and Cross Properties, a Philadelphia based real estate development firm, collaborated on the first-ever Well Signature™ Suites at The Legacy at Drexel Arms, a private student housing project near St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Launched for fall 2014 move in, the Delos-designed Well Signature Suites represent the world’s first wellness-infused student housing model. Through the integration of Delos’ evidence-based wellness designs and technologies, the new student residences offer a holistic and revolutionary living space that optimizes the health, well-being and overall academic performance of students living at The Legacy at Drexel Arms.
With more than 14 health and wellness features in each room, the new Well Signature Suites incorporate Delos’ state-of-the-art designs and wellness features, such as innovative lighting strategies to help students reset their body’s circadian rhythm and regulate melatonin levels to promote better sleep; and advanced air purification and water filtration systems.
The Legacy at Drexel Arms is a 116-room student housing project that caters to students at St. Joseph’s University and the Well Signature Suites account for 25 percent of the total room count. An historic building, The Legacy was constructed by renowned Philadelphia architect, Horace Trumbauer in 1909. It has been a home to students at St. Joseph’s University for decades, including several of the school’s fraternities and sororities. In 2013, Cross Properties acquired the property and embarked on an ambitious plan to restore the building to its original historic grandeur. In addition to the new Delos-designed wellness offerings, modern amenities have been added including a Wi-Fi lounge, game room and fitness center. Additionally, the residences have been upgraded with new wood floors, new bathrooms and numerous kitchen enhancements.