University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Contemporary interventions guided by careful analysis of the original design unlock the potential of an outdated facility.
Considerable functional shortcomings made this design icon the target of much venom for over fifty years. Our modernization brought the technical requirements of laboratories into alignment with Kahn’s plan and spatial design, while vastly improving building functionality and energy performance. In this article, the designer discusses strategies and tactics for invisibly modernizing an iconic but challenging structure.
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