Designed by Louis Kahn and constructed in 1961, the Richards Medical Research Laboratory is a National Historic Landmark consisting of four towers (A, B, C, and D) in a pinwheel configuration. Driving two separate projects is the fact that Richards has not been comprehensively renovated and is no longer suitable for the wet-bench research for which it was constructed: building systems have served beyond their useful life. Starting with C and D towers, improvements consisted of designing a tenant fitout of the basement, first, second, third, fourth and seventh floors to accommodate four different user groups. Read more about the project here.
University of Pennsylvania
Atkin Olshin Schade Architects