• Meyerson Hall courtyard

  • Meyerson 2nd Floor studio renovation.

  • Meyerson 2nd Floor studio renovation.

  • Meyerson rendering entrance, July 2014

A blend of Philadelphia School and early modern heroic forms, Meyerson Hall recalls the dynamic era of the Perkins faculty in a concrete framed building crowned by industrial roof skylights recalling LeCorbusiers house for Ozenfant, with Mediterranean sunscreens on the sides.

Planning Strategy: 
This site serves as the institutional identity for PennDesign. As such, the building represents in practice the knowledge shared in the school's programs: architecture, planning, fine arts, landscape architecture and historic preservation. The renovations have resulted in a set of facilities that emphasize the studio, seminar and research activities of PennDesign students, faculty, and scholars in all the disciplines of the school.
The Master Plan for renovations of Meyerson Hall directed a series of multi-phased improvements to studios, common areas, entryways, and the fabrication lab. Phase 1: Interior: 2nd floor studio renovation; completion Fall 2013, Exterior: Canopy and screen-wall installation at the Walnut & 34th Street entrance, relocation of trash and recycling facility and landscaping of Walnut & 34th Street entrance plaza; completion Fall 2014, Phase 1 Project Cost: $3,550,000, Area: 12,000 gsf, Phase 2: 3rd floor studio renovation; completion Fall 2014, Phase 2 Project Cost = $3,165,000, Area: 8,000 gsf. Phase 3: 4th floor studio renovation; completion 2015, Phase 3 Project Cost = $1,275,000, Area: 4,000 gsf.

Meyerson Hall Location

210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Meyerson Hall

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Stewart, Nobel, Class and Partners
Other Name:
School of Design, Fine Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts Buildings, Fine Arts Building
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Area Manager:
Agnes Donaldson
Building Manager:
Karl M. Wellman, Jr.