A blend of Philadelphia School and early modern heroic forms, Meyerson Hall recalls the dynamic era of the Perkins faculty in a concrete framed building crowned by industrial roof skylights recalling LeCorbusiers house for Ozenfant, with Mediterranean sunscreens on the sides.
This site serves as the institutional identity for PennDesign. As such, the building represents in practice the knowledge shared in the school's programs: architecture, planning, fine arts, landscape architecture and historic preservation. The renovations have resulted in a set of facilities that emphasize the studio, seminar and research activities of PennDesign students, faculty, and scholars in all the disciplines of the school.Program
The Master Plan for renovations of Meyerson Hall directed a series of multi-phased improvements to studios, common areas, entryways, and the fabrication lab. Phase 1: Interior: 2nd floor studio renovation; completion Fall 2013, Exterior: Canopy and screen-wall installation at the Walnut & 34th Street entrance, relocation of trash and recycling facility and landscaping of Walnut & 34th Street entrance plaza; completion Fall 2014, Phase 1 Project Cost: $3,550,000, Area: 12,000 gsf, Phase 2: 3rd floor studio renovation; completion Fall 2014, Phase 2 Project Cost = $3,165,000, Area: 8,000 gsf. Phase 3: 4th floor studio renovation; completion 2015, Phase 3 Project Cost = $1,275,000, Area: 4,000 gsf.