SCUP Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive Reuse
University of Pennsylvania
Rendering by James Pastine/Crawford Architects
“ . . . amazing journey of discovery, able to repurpose and find space where they did not expect . . . took it from being a varsity facility and made it an active space for the rest of the student body . . . ”
The Palestra and Sydney Emlen Hutchinson Gymnasium complex is third of three athletic facilities on campus designed by Day and Klauder, architects. Taken together, the buildings represent a significant era in the school’s athletic development from its very early years. This project restores and preserves a very historic and meaningful building to the university, ensuring that the complex will continue to serve the university community for many more years to come. The result is a new amenity for athletes and students that preserves the building’s original fabric while showcasing a unique interior and a window to the building’s past and the university’s history.