Comprehensive Facilities Plan
University of Pennsylvania Law School | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A comprehensive plan prioritizing space-planning and strategic renovations was born when the University of Pennsylvania Law School recognized a need for additional space in their currently maximized facilities, without altering the existing building footprint or adding to the building height. By identifying programmatic priorities, a plan was created to improve function, efficiency, and aesthetics, with a particular focus on providing seminar rooms and upgraded lecture halls. Space was found by eliminating outdated services and facilities and realigning program types with inherent architectural qualities. Supporting student and faculty engagement was a hallmark of the plan.
Several phases were outlined, carefully orchestrating manageable projects and their outlined construction durations with the academic schedule to accomplish the work over summers where possible was essential to the phased plan to keep the school operational with minimal disturbance. We have designed and completed seven phases of the plan to date and are currently renovating three large historically significant classrooms in Silverman Hall.
Size: 305,000 sf
Budget: $16.3 million