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Mar 31, 2017

Philadelphia Building News

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Breaks Ground on Frank Gehry-Designed “Core Project”

Philadelphia Museum of Art Core Project
image courtesy of architects

The Philadelphia Museum of Art begins a new phase of transformation and renewal, supported by a $525 million campaign. A key part of this campaign, the Core Project will create a significant amount of new public space within the footprint of the landmark building and add 23,000 square feet of new gallery space for the display of the collection.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Building by Frank Gehry

As the next phase in the implementation of the Museum’s Facilities Master Plan, the Core Project will add 67,000 square feet of new public space, an additional 11,500 square feet for the display of the Museum’s rich holdings of American art, and an equal amount of gallery space for the presentation of contemporary art.

9 Sep 2016
New College House at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
New College House
image from architects

University of Pennsylvania Building in Philadelphia
The opening of New College House, a purpose-built college house in Penn’s college house system designed to bring together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students in a shared community.

14 + 11 Mar 2016
Philadelphia Schuylkill Yards Master Plan
Design: Team SHoP + West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
Schuylkill Yards District Built
image courtesy West 8 and SHoP Architects
Philadelphia Schuylkill Yards Master Plan
Initial phases of the projected 20-year development plan will consist of 5 million square feet of mixed-use real estate on a 10-acre site next to Drexel’s main campus and adjacent to Amtrak’s 30th Street Station and Brandywine’s Cira Centre.

25 Jan 2016
The Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – CHOP
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Building
photograph : Jeff Goldberg, Esto

Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care Building

GSK Offices Navy Yard
Interiors design: Francis Cauffman ; Core and shell architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects
GSK Building Philadelphia
photo : Francis Dzikowski / Esto for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

GSK Offices Navy Yard – 19 Apr 2013
GSK has been transforming its workspace throughout the world, and evolving and enhancing the collaborative model with each project. The Navy Yard is the first office built and designed from the ground up to meet GSK’s needs for a flexible, interactive, healthy, and productive workspace. Prior to the move, Francis Cauffman created three pilot projects where GSK employees tested furniture and technology solutions. The employee feedback on furniture and ergonomic features was incorporated into the final design.

Annenberg Public Policy Center
Design: Maki and Associates
Annenberg Public Policy Center
photo SCHOTT USA © Jeffrey Totaro

Annenberg Public Policy Center Philadelphia
Having received the contract to build an open and modern building for the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), the renowned communication science institute of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the architect’s office of Maki and Associates developed a compact block completely of glass. Wood was used to complement the glass shell and add warmth and liveliness to the cool, sober façade material.

Translational Research Center at Penn, Philadelphia
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Translational Research Center at Penn
image from architects

Translational Research Center at Penn

National Museum of American Jewish History
Design: Ennead Architects
NMAJH Philadelphia
photo © Jeff Goldberg/Esto

National Museum of American Jewish History

Philadelphia Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Philadelphia Buildings, USA. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Philadelphia buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Major Philadelphia Building Designs, alphabetical:

American Commerce Centre – ACC Tower
Kohn Pedersen Fox
American Commerce Centre Pennsylvania
model : Awad Architectural Models Inc.

ACC Tower Philadelphia

Center for Human Rights Education
Moshe Safdie and Associates
Center for Human Rights Education Pennsylvania
image : Moshe Safdie and Associates

Center for Human Rights Education Philadelphia

Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House
Rafael Viñoly Architects
Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House
photograph : Ty Cole

Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House

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Major Philadelphia Architecture, alphabetical:

Barnes Foundation – proposed new building, Merion, Pennsylvania

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects

Central Library – Renovation & Expansion

Moshe Safdie Architects

Cherry Lane House, East Falls

Richard Neutra

Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
975 ft high
Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc., Houston

Esherick House, Chestnut Hill

Louis Kahn

Guild House

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

Holiday Home, ICA
UN Studio Architects

Institute for Scientific Information
Venturi Rauch Scott Brown

Jewish History Museum
Polskek Partnership Architects
For National Museum of American Jewish History

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Rafael Vinoly Architects

Norman Fisher House
Louis Kahn

Philadelphia mixed-use development – proposal

ShoP Architects

The Philadelphia Museum of Art new galleries – Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
Gluckman Mayner Architects

Richards Medical Center
Louis Kahn

University of Pennsylvania Health System – Penn Medicine
Rafael Vinoly Architects
Philadelphia architecture
image from architects

Center for Advanced Medicine : CAM

Vanna Venturi House
Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

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Architecture in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Architecture Designs – chronological list

Pennsylvania Buildings

Philadelphia Architects

American Architecture

American Architects

Architect : Louis Kahn
Jewish architect born in Estonia, he lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Urban Voids by ecosistema urbano arquitectos

Louis Kahn Memorial Park : Pine Sreet

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