Lauder College House

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Lauder College House is Penn’s first-ever residential building specifically designed as a college house, the University’s residential system that brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff, and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger campus context. 

Planning Strategy

The Lauder College House establishes a gateway to campus, as it is located at a key pedestrian approach from the northeastern corner of the University. It is now the first building one encounters when coming from the 30th Street Amtrak and Regional Rail Station, and it fronts onto Woodland Walk, one of the three main pedestrian paths identified in the Campus Development Plan. A public open space called the 'Lifted Lawn' enlivens the center of this important residential quadrangle.


A 350-bed College House, including residential advisors, faculty, and house master suites. The ground floor features common amenities such as dining and social spaces.

Lauder College House

Lauder College House

Building Code: 247
Gross Area (sq. ft.): 257,834
Phase: Completed
Year Built: 2016
Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Area Manager
Zubka, Gavin
Building Manager
Taylor, Maurice