OLIN, in collaboration with Erdy McHenry Architecture, is designing a new entry for Meyerson Hall, which houses the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design (PennDesign). A fundamental goal of the LEED Silver intervention is to make the building’s perimeter more transparent and permeable so that the activities of PennDesign are visible and connected to the surrounding campus community. To achieve this, the landscape responds to each facade by creating places for gathering, clarifying circulation, servicing and loading areas. A key element of the project team’s design is a green infrastructural solution to the harvesting and reuse of stormwater. Through a series of user group charrettes, design review committee meetings and bi-weekly coordination, the project team interfaced with the Dean of PennDesign, the University and key stakeholder groups, including, faculty, students and staff.
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