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Robbins House for Fisher M&T Program Opens on Locust Walk

Renovation and an addition to the existing structure, located at 3537 Locust Walk, has added office, lounge, and work space for Penn Engineering and Wharton’s joint Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. The design has integrated the historic building with a contemporary addition.  

Opened in August 2017 for the new academic year, the 7,120 SF Robbins House's three floors offer a mixture of offices, study areas, lounge spaces, and a multipurpose seminar room.

The entry level houses a reception area, and a lounge/study space area. A conference/boardroom is located in the historic section. The second and third floors feature offices for the Director and the staff, as well as private study rooms. On the third floor these private study rooms surround a large lounge/work area.

The campus development plan, Penn Connects, recommends sustainable development for all new projects. This restoration will improve energy efficiency and building performance. Every new building and major renovation project currently under design is registered with the US Green Building Council, and Robbins House is targeting LEED Silver.

The Robbins House is meant to be contemporary, while also reusing some of the facility’s existing facade.

For this $9.8M project, the Design Team was Studio Joseph, and the Construction Manager was P. Agnes

Last Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017