University of Pennsylvania Tangen Hall

Philadelphia, PA
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Hunter Roberts performed construction management services for Tangen Hall, the University of Pennsylvania’s first dedicated space for cross-campus student entrepreneurs, and the largest hub of its kind on any college campus. As part of Penn’s expansion into University City, this new 7-story, 70,000 SF steel, precast and glass building, consolidates entrepreneurship programs from Wharton and other Penn schools at 40th and Sansom Streets, once a Penn parking lot.

Tangen Hall includes co-working spaces for students to meet and collaborate; a cafe; a Venture Lab for Penn Engineering manufacturing programs; incubator spaces for start-up ventures; storefront retail space for piloting student-led ventures; a test kitchen for food start-ups; a Maker Lab with 3D printers and other digital tools for use by student entrepreneurs developing products and services; colloquium hall for guest speakers, receptions, events, and conferences; active learning classroom, seminar and workshop room; administrative offices; and co-located faculty and mentor spaces. BIM was performed for trade coordination and for coordination between the structural steel and precast panels, and their connections. LEED Silver Certified.

Hankin Group
KSS Architects
70,000 SF
Completion Date
January 2021
LEED Silver
Photo Credit
Jeffrey Totaro