• Perry World House front entrance



  • Perry World House view from bridge



  • Perry World House view from 38th Street



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.

Planning Strategy: 
The Perry World House creates a gathering place where Penn students and faculty 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. Perry World House's central initiative, The Global Solutions Program, brings eminent scholars and policy makers together to work on solving pervasive international challenges. It also hosts symposia, conferences, and speakers' series, conducts outreach on a different issue each year, and offers students a variety of new learning opportunities.
Program: 
The World Forum, a central meeting place, can accommodate 150 guests for important lectures and special events. In addition, the building program includes a 25-30 student classroom, a 40 person conference room, and a flex-space with a seating capacity of 50, as well as 14 offices for program directors, visiting scholars and staff. A welcoming forecourt along Locust Walk provides a landscaped outdoor gathering space.

Perry World House Location

Address
3803 Locust Wlk.
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Perry World House

Building Code:
9835
Gross Area (sq. ft.):
18,947
Phase:
Completed
Total Project Cost:
$18,950,000
Year Built:
2016
Architect:
1100 Architect
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Area Manager:
Agnes Donaldson
saysaw@upenn.edu
215-898-8644
Building Manager:
Lisa Andrea Jourdan
jourdan@upenn.edu
215-573-9992