Golkin Hall

Golkin HallPhoto credit: Mike Swiszcz

With spectacular views of the Law School Courtyard, Golkin Hall is the fourth and final piece of Penn Law’s four-building site, and the last phase in a decade-long transformation of the Law School campus. Golkin will physically connect Silverman Hall—Penn Law’s signature, 110-year-old Georgian-style building—with Tanenbaum Hall, while also respecting the historical three-story row homes that make up Restaurant Row across Sansom Street. The building is scheduled to be completed in January 2012.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we lawyer up with Golkin Hall.

1978 Year in which Perry Golkin graduated from Penn Law School. He and his wife, Donna, also a Penn grad, are the lead donors to the project.

40,000 Number of square feet that will be in the LEED-certifiable building, including a state-of-the-art courtroom, a 350-seat auditorium, the Sidebar Café and a rooftop garden and walkway.

2 Number of stories that will be in the Hall’s west wing. The east wing will rise three stories.

1962 Year in which Pepper Hall, the building Golkin is replacing, was completed. 

50 Percent growth over the past decade of Penn Law’s faculty.

10,000 Approximate cubic yards of dirt hauled away to reach the subgrade level for the new Golkin Hall basement, which will include the auditorium and courtroom.

$33.5 Approximate price, in millions of dollars, of the Golkin Hall Project.

40,000 Pounds, per piece, of the steel girders that span the entire distance of the building (60 feet), and make up the framing of what will be the new auditorium. 

Originally published on October 28, 2010