Music Building Wins SCUP Award

August 9, 2011

The Music Building was recently recognized with a Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture Addition/Renovation from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Completed in the spring of 2010, the renovation and expansion introduced new state-of-the-art teaching and rehearsal spaces that revitalized the building as well as the School of Arts and Sciences’ Music Department.

From the SCUP Awards Issue:
Extensive renovations in the historic building met the practical demands of instruction and research and preserved the building’s historic character. Commitment to the restoration is evident in the careful cleaning and restoration of the brick, terra cotta, and bluestone. It resulted in a vibrantly colored structure that represents the original architects’ design intent, and matches the colored brick and terra cotta facades of the adjacent buildings. The addition is compatible with the existing building, but distinguishes itself as a product of its own era.

The building fits perfectly within Penn’s network of open spaces and gardens and is an integral piece of the Penn Connects campus development plan. It integrates multiple sustainable design elements and is Penn’s first LEED Gold building.

Click here for the complete list of 2011 SCUP Award Winners.


2013 marks the fifth year in a row that Penn has received the Tree Campus USA® designation, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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