Ahead of New School Year, University of Pennsylvania Wraps Up Campus Renovations


Amy Gutmann Hall under construction.
Image via Abhiram Juvvadi at The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Amy Gutmann Hall on S 40th Street in University City, expected to be finished in August 2024, will house classrooms, laboratories, and an auditorium. The building is one of several construction projects the University of Pennsylvania started during the 2022-23 school year.
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The University of Pennsylvania is wrapping up the construction projects it started at the end of the spring semester to build and renovate several locations on campus, writes Nitin Seshad for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Renovations to Stouffer College House were completed in August. The project cost $35.3 million and began in May 2022. Improvements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, new elevators, and new windows, as well as updated rooms and common spaces.

“I think everyone will be really pleased with the outcome of the transformation of that building,” said Chris Kern, Penn’s executive director of design and construction.

And while the topping-off ceremony for Amy Gutmann Hall occurred in July, there is still exterior window installation and mass timber erection that have to be performed in September. The whole project cost $137.5 million. The hall is expected to be occupied in August 2024.

Other projects include the $87.4 million renovations to the West Wing of College Hall, an expansion and renovation of the Graduate School of Education, and the construction of the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology.

Read more about the construction and renovation projects in The Daily Pennsylvanian.


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