Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Krishna P.

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The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is a cross-disciplinary effort of SEAS and SAS, to facilitate the collaboration and exchange of knowledge that characterizes nanotechnology research. The building contains microscopy labs, a 10,000 sq. ft. clean room, a top floor forum for events and symposia and a new landscaped courtyard along Walnut Street.

Planning Strategy

The site of the Singh Center is an important gateway location along the north side of Walnut Street. As the campus is approached on foot or in a vehicle from the east, this is the first major academic building that one encounters, and announces the presence of the campus within West Philadelphia in a dramatic and notable way.


The nanotech Research Facility encourages the collaboration, exchange, and integration of knowledge that characterizes the study of this emerging field. It combines the resources of both the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). In addition to several multi-user experimental laboratories, the building features a courtyard, public galleria, a forum space, conference rooms, and a green roof.

Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Krishna P.

Singh Center for Nanotechnology, Krishna P.

Building Code: 246
Gross Area (sq. ft.): 89,353
Phase: Completed
Year Built: 2013
Other Name: Nano Tech, Singh Nanotechnology Center
Area Manager
Reynolds, Adrian
Building Manager