officials have selected MGA Partners, Architects of Philadelphia
to undertake the Hamilton Village Renewal project slated to begin
well acquainted with Penn's campus. Recent projects include design
of the Commencement Ceremony in Franklin Field in 2000; design
and implementation of office space for Facilities and Real Estate
Services as well as Penn Children's Center in the former General
Electric Building in 2000; renovation and new facade for the Annenberg
School in 1999; and the renovation of Kings Court/English College
House in 1992.
Robert Z. Shuman, Jr. and Daniel Kelley noted that this work represents
"the beginning of Penn's aspirations for the renewal of Hamilton
Village as a vibrant campus place." Stated goals include
improved building aesthetics, renovated and enlarged public facilities
to support the College House program, and increased comfort and
attractiveness in private residential spaces. Hamilton College
House is the first high-rise of the three to be addressed, and
new landscaping in the adjacent areas will be handled by Penn's
master planners, Olin Partnership.
2002 work in Hamilton College House will consist of elevator upgrades;
installation of sprinklers in student rooms; installation of a
superior fire alarm system; the stabilization and sealing of the
concrete exterior; and the first phase of landscape improvements.
A consultative committee of students, faculty and staff has been
named to advise the Hamilton Village project.
Doug Berger, Director of Housing and Conference Services
Prof. David Brownlee, Director of College Houses and Faculty
Master of Harnwell College House
Cassidy, undergraduate resident in Harrison College House
Srilata Gangulee, Senior Fellow in Harrison College House
Grubbs, representative from the Undergraduate
Portnoy, Chair of the Residential Advisory
Radjy, Residential Advisor in Hamilton College House
Stack, House Dean of Hamilton College
Thorne, Graduate Associate in Harnwell College House
advisory committee of Hamilton students, faculty, and staff will
also be established to advise on matters specific to the House.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 33, May 7, 2002
May 7, 2002
Volume 48 Number 33