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Forum Tour: Reinventing Louis Kahn's Richards Medical Research Labs
3700-3710 Hamilton Walk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Friday 11 Nov 2022
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11 Nov 2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Six years and $35 million later, Penn’s commitment to rehabilitate Richards Labs has been realized. Architects and client will discuss how they partnered to holistically transform Kahn’s architectural gem, balancing the rigors of working with a landmark structure to achieve program, systems replacement, envelope rehabilitation, and energy conservation goals.
Develop an understanding of the architectural importance of Richards Medical Laboratory Building and its history.
Implement design strategies that turn underperforming or dysfunctional spaces into high-performance facilities while maintaining high historic preservation standards.
Develop innovative design and implementation strategies that enhance and complement Mid-century modern structures, and specific technical understanding of the issues related to Richards.
See the restoration first hand as described by the Owner and design team.
1.5 AIA LUs
Michael Schade, AIA
Maureen Ward, AIA
*Tour Departs the Center for Architecture + Design at 8:35 a.m. on 11/11/22.