Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

Keast & Hood provided structural engineering for the creation of a unified 6-story academic building at the University of Pennsylvania. The project includes renovation of a 54,440 square foot existing building built in 1925 and the construction of a new 56,700 square foot addition to the north. ..

Keast & Hood provided structural engineering for the creation of a unified 6-story academic building at the University of Pennsylvania. The project includes renovation of a 54,440 square foot existing building built in 1925 and the construction of a new 56,700 square foot addition to the north.

The addition includes a 120-seat lower level auditorium, classroom space, faculty offices, collaboration areas, computing rooms, and other academic and utilitarian spaces. Project highlights included a new feature stair, exposed concrete columns at the ground level, retention and supplementing of the historic building’s structure, allowing for a seamless transition between the two structures. LEED Silver certification is anticipated.

CLIENT: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

TYPE: Academic, SERVICES: Addition, Renovation, MATERIALS: SUSTAINABILITY: LEED, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Final Photography © Adrien Williams

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