Claire M. Fagin Hall underwent a five-phase renovation to become a more inviting and effective home for Penn’s School of Nursing. Architectural improvements enhance the quality of offices and common areas, provide functional and flexible spaces, and encourage interaction among the faculty and students. BBA provided engineering design for infrastructure upgrades, including HVAC, electric, plumbing, and fire protection, in order to improve energy efficiency, comfort and functionality.
The first phase of the building transformation provided a new main entrance and improvements to the exterior, entry, lobby, auditorium, and parking levels. The second phase renovated the third and fourth floors, relocated the History Center to level 2U, and completed laboratory improvements on level IR. The final phase involved renovations to the entire first floor, including existing classrooms. Among the new spaces created were expanded clinical skills and simulation classrooms and central pool classrooms. The simulation classrooms required audio/visual systems for monitoring of students from a remote control room, compressed air and vacuum connections at each bed, new sinks, and power and lighting to simulate a hospital environment.