Formerly known as the “Henderson additions,” this University Park campus improvement for the College of Health and Human Development provided venues for Penn Staters to expand their knowledge of the factors that affect our health and the interventions necessary to promote a higher quality of life.
The $106.6 million PA-DGS project encompassed demolition, renovations and the addition of two new buildings. The first project was a new 93,500 square foot building for the College’s Biobehavioral Health department. The second project, for the Health and Human Development department, renovated portions of an existing building and provided a 71,000 square foot addition featuring a four-story atrium facing College Avenue. Three different user groups, including the Dean’s Office, share the HHD building. The program for both buildings encompassed classrooms, offices, research space, meeting facilities and a 200-seat lecture hall.
The complex is prominently situated adjacent to Old Main and accessible from key campus pathways: Henderson Mall, the HUB Lawn, and from the south.