Perry World House with a bench outside

The Perry World House is a gathering place for faculty and students from all twelve of Penn’s schools to engage with eminent international scholars and policymakers on pressing global issues of the 21st century.  As a hub for international exchange and activity, the Perry World House anchors Penn’s global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating partnerships abroad.  The heart of the facility is The World Forum space, able to accommodate up to 150 seats for important lectures and special events.  The program includes a classroom with flexible seating from 20 to 49 seats; a flex space with a seating capacity of 50; and on the upper level, a conference room for up to 49 persons.  A total of 14 offices provides space for a small permanent staff and visiting guests.  A Forecourt punctuates the building entrance on Locust Walk and provides a landscaped outdoor gathering space.  An enhanced Service Court to the north of the building services multiple facilities in the immediate vicinity.  The $17.8 million project is comprised of 17,393 gross square feet and opened in Spring 2016.

Perry World House Location

3803 Locust Wlk.
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Perry World House

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Area Manager:
Agnes Donaldson
Building Manager:
Lisa Andrea Jourdan