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    • Pennovation Center, August 2016
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Penn’s Lower Schuylkill innovation campus opens new center to incubate big ideas

When the University of Pennsylvania acquired DuPont’s old Marshall Labs site downriver from the main campus, the vision for this new turf quickly became clear. The 23-acre site could become…

    • Perry World House, from Locust Walk, June 2016
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History grafted into contemporary design at Penn’s new Perry World House

These days Penn’s campus is being remade in a new era of major construction projects, each with robust enough budgets to match the university’s high design aspirations. There are show stopping,…

    • New PennPraxis executive director Randy Mason

Randy Mason takes the lead at PennPraxis

The new executive director of PennPraxis, Randall Mason, was announced Dec. 2 by Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Mason, an associate professor…

    • At the Penn Dental Research Greenhouse genetically modified plants are growing potentially groundbreaking medicines
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TEDx South Bank photo tour

In conjunction with the TEDxPhiladelphia conference last week, PlanPhilly and Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services teamed up to lead a TEDx field trip to Penn's South Bank campus to see…

    • The ARCH cafe
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Bridging the past at The ARCH

The University of Pennsylvania is on a construction spree, churning out new buildings and improving campus public spaces at breakneck pace. Cranes tower over the hospital complex, Hill Field at 34th…

    • South Bank Site Context | WRT | courtesy of Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services
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Inside Penn's vision for South Bank as start-up incubator, research hub

Penn’s South Bank campus is the tip of the spear when it comes to recasting underused industrial property on the Lower Schuylkill as a zone for gritty creativity and economic growth.…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

Judge splits decision on zoning appeal at 40th & Pine

Earlier this month, attorneys on both sides of the ongoing preservation battle surrounding the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street sat before Judge Ellen Ceisler of the Court of Common…

    • Penn received permission to demolish the building it owns at 40th and Pine streets.

New proposal at historic 40th and Pine property won't end litigation

As first reported by The Daily Pennsylvanian, developer Jonathan Weiss met with Spruce Hill Community Association this week to present a new proposal for 400 S. 40th Street, the historic…

    • Rendering of South Bank from Penn's campus
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Penn aims to spur innovation in Lower Schuylkill at South Bank campus

On Thursday the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and Commerce Department released the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan, a blueprint that aims to put 68% of the city’s vacant, industrial land back to…

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New institutional developments planned for West Philly

“I don’t want this Commission, or the City in general, to be stopping what we actually believe is a good result because the process just can’t catch up,” Deputy Mayor Alan…

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Hardship designation at 40th & Pine confirmed by split L&I Review Board

The Board of L&I Review tacitly affirmed the Historical Commission’s finding of hardship for a historic mansion at 400 S. 40th Street Friday afternoon. The vote was split, with two members…

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Final witnesses called in 40th and Pine hardship case; closing arguments to come

Reports of the impending conclusion of the 40th & Pine hardship case have been greatly exaggerated. By this reporter. Attorneys for the University of Pennsylvania, which owns the building, and for…

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40th & Pine hardship appeal in the homestretch, probably

The Board of L&I Review held the penultimate hearing—fingers crossed, ain’t-too-proud-to-beg style—on the appeal of a hardship designation for the historic property at 400 S. 40th Street Tuesday afternoon. Matt McClure,…

    • Spruce Street Plaza, along Spruce Street between 33rd and 34th streets, should open this week. | courtesy of Penn Facilities & Real Estate Services
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Spruce Street Plaza set to open this week

A new green gateway to Penn's medical campus will open this week, replacing an unattractive surface parking lot that was perhaps best known for its food carts. We've been watching construction…

    • Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

Zoning board approves variances for student housing proposal at 40th & Pine

By a vote of 4-1 Wednesday afternoon, the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a handful of variances for developer Jonathan Weiss’s proposed 122-unit apartment building at the corner of 40th and…

    • Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants call final witness in ongoing 40th and Pine demolition case

Appellants in the ongoing case of the historic Italianate mansion at the corner of 40th & Pine called their last witness at the Board of L&I Review Tuesday afternoon. The applicants…

    • Paul Boni argues against the demolition of a historic mansion at 40th & Pine

40th & Pine demolition case churns on in a painfully ado, sort of way

On Thursday, November 1st, 2012, in a small room at the top of the City of Philadelphia building, on the corner where the Benjamin Franklin Parkway intersects with 16th and Arch…

    • ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

ZBA hearing on historic mansion continued

The University of Pennsylvania and developer Jonathan Weiss sought zoning relief Wednesday afternoon for a proposed five-story, 122-unit, market-rate student housing development at 40th and Pine, where a historic mansion currently…

    • Case of the mansion at 40th & Pine inches forward at L&I Review Board

Case of the mansion at 40th & Pine inches forward at L&I Review Board

At this rate, the Italianate mansion at 40th and Pine may fall down on its own before the University of Pennsylvania can demolish it and build anything new in its place.…

    • The Architect's Newspaper hosted the panel on the city's mega-museums and their impact on smaller institutions at the Rosenbach Museum & Library.
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DesignPhiladelphia panel questions mega-museums

Philadelphia has been riding on the national bandwagon trend of tremendous cultural building and spending that boomed from roughly 1994 to 2008. With major museums and cultural institutions in place, Philadelphia,…

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