University of Pennsylvania- Perry World House

Project Type: Education

University of Pennsylvania
Perry World House
Philadelphia, PA
Architect: 1100 Architect

Incorporating a 163 year old Gothic Revival house into a new design was one of the main objectives for the design of The Perry World House on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Previously used by a fraternity, the existing building has been transformed and enhanced with a new two-story addition that brings together faculty and students from all twelve of Penn’s schools for international exchange and activity. There are classrooms, conference rooms, and courtyards on the interior, and in addition, great attention was paid to the landscape and elements of the exterior which surround the building.

Because the building ultimately needed to function as a vibrant hub of communication and gathering, proper acoustics and sound control were important considerations in the overall scope of the design process.

Metropolitan Acoustics provided interior room acoustics, interior isolation, mechanical system noise and vibration control, as well as audio visual system design for the World Forum, which is a glass-enclosed interior courtyard and serves as a main interior focal point of the building. We also designed custom A/V solutions for the classrooms, conference rooms, and other common areas in the building.