New Forms on the Contemporary College Campus

AIA Philadelphia


Wednesday, November 9, 2016
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. EST

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The contemporary college campus is a place of both tradition and dynamic change. This case study program will examine two recently completed projects that incorporate the reuse and repurposing of existing campus buildings in provocative ways. Both projects celebrate history through juxtaposition and promote the productive optimism of contempoarary learning environments through new programmatic, social, spatial, and ecological models. From building concept to technical detail, this session will explore the broad role of architecture and the value of design innovation on the modern college campus. The case studies will link social and ecological goals with technical goals by demonstrating how inventive construction details and unconventional uses of common building materials can advance the big ideas of a building. Projects include the Perry World at the University of Pennsylvania and the Matchbox Fitness, Theater, adn Wellness Facility at Swarthmore College. 


David Piscuskas

Invited Speaker

David Piscuskas, FAIA, LEED AP, co-founded 1100 Architect in 1983 with the guiding mission to create functional architecture of lasting beauty that communicates meaning in the service of diverse communities. To further this mission, David regards functional, embracing and humanistic architecture as a powerful catalyst for change, inspiration and growth ... Read More