Perry World House was envisioned as a catalyst for global activities and Penn’s “door to the world.” At its core is a private residence constructed in the mid-1850s that became a fraternity house a century later. The building occupies a prominent spot at 38th Street and Locust Walk, the heart of Penn’s campus as well as a dense urban location.
The historic structure, while still visible, has been enveloped by an addition that reinterprets its gables in a modern fashion. The architectural program provides flexible meeting space for large and small gatherings, plus offices, conference rooms and support areas.
Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron covered the project in her 8/4/16 column, Changing Skyline. Click here for the article.