Temple University School of Architecture

Higher Education

Client

  • Temple University

Architect

  • H2L2 Architects / Planners LLP

Location

  • Philadelphia, PA

Hunter Roberts provided construction management services including pre-construction for the new, 4-Story, 45,000 SF School of Architecture. The structural steel building doubles the space for the architecture department at a time of curricular growth, and has space to accommodate the Architecture Department’s new programs. In addition to gallery/review space, seminar space, and a 40 seat digital lab, the building houses expanded woodshop and new digital fabrication equipment and lab areas, 6 studios for architecture students, a learning lab for Architectural Preservation and one for Facility Management. The learning labs are areas for teaching, research and engagement with the professional communities. The new building was constructed with many sustainable design features including energy monitoring for students to have active and live understanding of energy use as they study the making of buildings and environments and the use of sustainable technologies; and the first green roof at Temple. The project is LEED Silver Certified.

The building is located on the western end of the urban block that houses the Tyler School of Art and the Boyer College of Music, of which Hunter Roberts served as Construction Manager. With the School of Communication and Theater across the street to the west, the new Architecture Building now serves as a keystone for the arts campus at Temple. In addition, the building has closed off the central grass area, creating a courtyard space that will serve as primary space and focus for all of Tyler.