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Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics Design Pairs New With Old

Photograph of Perelman Center The University of Pennsylvania’s new Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics brings together for the first time in one location Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences’ departments of Political Science and of  Economics. Located on the northeast corner of Walnut and 36th streets, the project involved the adaptive reuse and expansion of the circa 1925 Art Deco-style West Philadelphia Title and Trust Company building. The 110,000-  square-foot project doubles the capacity of the original bank building. As the first major undergraduate academic development north of Walnut, the design is home to Penn’s newest academic center for teaching and research.The exterior of the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics is conceived as a composition of elevations that respond to the unique conditions of their orientation and context. The main entrance is on 36th Street, located where the reimagined existing structure and the new meet. The exterior elevation maintains a clear contrast between the heritage building and the contemporary addition.  For more on the building design, visit here.

Read more about the ribbon cutting event and history of the project, or see more building images here.   

Last Updated: Thursday, December 6, 2018