• View of lawn in front of the building



  • View from Education Commons



  • Raingarden



  • Built-in seating in front of Palestra



  • Cafe seating area



  • Students at the Shoemaker Green entry signage



  • Shoemaker Green Site Plan



Shoemaker Green is a public commons, a welcoming open space of lawns, tree-lined walkways, and sitting areas. This new green space is both a destination and a pedestrian route from Locust and Smith Walks in the core of campus to the historic buildings surrounding the space and further eastward to Penn Park. Shoemaker Green's sustainable site management improves water quality and minimizes runoff, reducing the effect of the urban heat island through large green areas, increasing local biodiversity, and improving the overall environment for the community.

Planning Strategy: 
Shoemaker Green is a public commons, a welcoming open space of lawns, tree-lined walkways, and sitting areas. This green space is both a destination and a pedestrian route from Locust and Smith Walks in the core of campus to the historic buildings surrounding the space and further eastward to the new Penn Park. Shoemaker Green sustainable site management improves water quality and minimizes runoff, reduces the effect of the urban heat island by greening large paved areas, restores biomass on site, increases local biodiversity, and improves the overall environment for the community.
Program: 
The green space creates a variety of shaded and sunny places for informal play and leisure.
Shoemaker Green Location
Address
217 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

Shoemaker Green

Building Code:
5400
Gross Area (sq. ft.):
2.75 Acres
Phase:
Completed
Total Project Cost:
$8,500,000
Year Built:
2012
Architect:
Andropogon Associates, LTD.
Download Penn Access PDF:
Area Manager:
Mike Ferraiolo
mikeferr@upenn.edu
215-898-5986
Building Manager:
Samuel Royer
sroyer@upenn.edu
215-746-8593