The building site is an important gateway location along the north side of Walnut Street. As the campus is approached on foot or in a vehicle from the east, this is the first major academic building that one will encounter, and must announce the presence of the campus within West Philadelphia in a dramatic and notable way.
The new nanotech Research Facility will encourage the collaboration, exchange, and integration of knowledge that characterizes the study of this emerging field, and will combine the resources of both the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). In addition to several multi-user experimental laboratories, the building features a courtyard, public galleria, a forum space, conference rooms, and a green roof.
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Chris Kern, Ed Benfold, Jennifer Wetzel