The collection on building plans consists of architectural and engineering drawings, and an assortment of other materials relative to all buildings and the general campus in Northeast Philadelphia as well as the various University sites in Bucks County. Some of these date from the first half of the twentieth century; the bulk date from 1953 to the present. This collection represents a vast compilation of hundreds of materials in many genre and media. These include, but are not limited to, plot plans, blue prints, blue or black line prints, tracings, sketches, demolition plans, surveys, photocopies, aerial photographs, maps, manuals, and presentation boards.
Materials pertaining to the general Northeast Philadelphia campus form one large series. This series includes materials for projects crossing all or many of the buildings on the Northeast Philadelphia campus, rather than a specific building. Some of these are campus master plans, parking lot plans, telecommunications plans, and landscaping plans.
The other series are based on specific buildings. These include original construction and renovation plans for all buildings that form the Northeast Philadelphia Campus, as well as those in Newtown and Bensalem, Bucks County.
Most materials in this collection are restricted.