Last month, Philly YIMBY reported that a permit had been issued for the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Lake Flato Architects, with KSS Architects as the architect of record and Ground Control Collaborative as landscape designer, the building will rise six stories and span 115,954 square feet, and will feature classrooms, collaborative spaces for student projects, and a data science hub. While our previous reports on Amy Gutmann Hall focused on its exterior appearance, today we offer a glimpse into the interior of the proposed facility, and share several site plans not seen on YIMBY previously.
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A zoning permit has been issued for the construction of Amy Gutmann Hall at 3317-23 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. The stricture will house a research facility for Penn and will rise six stories tall, with academic space on the lower floors and a research center on the upper floors. The development will also include 29 parking spaces.
As universities across Philadelphia and the country as a whole return to in-person learning, the University of Pennsylvania marked the occasion with the opening of one of the largest new dormitory buildings to be built in the city in years. As its name alludes, New College House West (also known simply as the New College House) is situated on the western fringe of the campus at 201 South 40th Street (alternately 211 South 40th Street or 4000 Locust Street) in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the structure rises 165 feet and 13 stories at its highest point. The 250,000-square-foot, $169.5-million structure is built to accommodate around 430 sophomore, junior, and senior students (exact student count varies depending on source, with some citing around 450 beds) while offering ample indoor sunlight, student and public amenities, and outdoor space. Today YIMBY takes an in-depth look at the facility, which opened in fall of last year.
Construction work is underway at the University of Pennsylvania‘s Vagelos Laboratory For Energy Science and Technology at 3200 Walnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia. Designed by Behnisch Architekten, the extravagantly-styled building will stand seven stories tall and will offer space for energy research. The structure will combine office space, optics research laboratories, and wet chemistry research labs. The building is expected to come at a price tag of $173 million.
A new data science building at 3317-33 Chestnut Street in University City, West Philadelphia, is going before the Civic Design Review. Designed by Lake | Flato, with KSS Architects as the architect of record, the building, called Amy Gutmann Hall, will stand six stories tall upon completion and will span a large footprint. The development will yield 115,954 square feet of space and feature academic space, with the four uppermost floors set to be occupied by research centers. A total of 29 parking spaces will also be included within the project, situated underground.