University of Pennsylvania, Music Building

The award-winning renovation and expansion of the Music Building consolidates dispersed academic resources, revitalizes a prominent 19th century landmark, and provides new common spaces for faculty and students. It serves as a model for the compatibility of historic and contemporary design expression. Equal in size to the historic structure, the addition extends the existing building’s massing, materiality, rhythms and proportions. The most acoustically critical programs are housed in the addition, including classrooms, recital and practice rooms, recording studios and faculty offices. As the campus’ first building project to receive LEED Gold, the Music Building exceeds energy standards with energy-efficient building systems and controls, and daylighting.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania