University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

The University of Pennsylvania Museum, designed by architect Wilson Eyre, was constructed in 1899. Throughout its 100+-year history, changing styles are visible in the building’s architecture. Keast & Hood has worked on various projects at the museum since the late 1990s.

Following a completed feasibility study to evaluate the Harrison and Coxe wings for renovation in 2014, Keast & Hood is currently providing structural support for the museum’s largest renovation in its history. The three-phased project includes climate control as well as designs for the renovation of the Harrison Auditorium and the collection areas on the first floor; designs for increasing the capacity of the Upper Egypt gallery for relocated artifacts from Lower Egypt, a new ADA accessible entrance, and two new elevators.

The renovation will dramatically improve the visitor experience as well as position the Museum for future success and mission fulfillment.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum, designed by architect Wilson Eyre, was constructed in 1899. Throughout its 100+-year history, changing styles are visible in the building’s architecture. Keast & Hood has worked on various projects at the museum since the late 1990s.

Following a completed feasibility study to evaluate the Harrison and Coxe wings for renovation in 2014, Keast & Hood is currently providing structural support for the museum’s largest renovation in its history. The three-phased project includes climate control as well as designs for the renovation of the Harrison Auditorium and the collection areas on the first floor; designs for increasing the capacity of the Upper Egypt gallery for relocated artifacts from Lower Egypt, a new ADA accessible entrance, and two new elevators.

The renovation will dramatically improve the visitor experience as well as position the Museum for future success and mission fulfillment.

CLIENT: Gluckman Tang Architects
LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

TYPE: Academic, Cultural, Historic, Special, SERVICES: Renovation, MATERIALS: SUSTAINABILITY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Project Renderings © Gluckman Tang Architects

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