As a proud sponsor of the 2017 MAAM Annual Meeting, we hope to see you next week in Pittsburgh!
Help support JWA partner Magda Krapf in her effort to go “over the edge” in support of the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS)! The annual Building Adventure fundraising event involves a 29-story rappel down the Commerce Square office tower, and participants must raise at least $1,750 to secure a spot. The money raised helps POBS fund outdoor education programs for more than 60 Philadelphia public and charter schools. Click here to learn more and help Magda reach her goal.
Stay tuned to watch Magda rappel down Commerce Square on Friday, October 20!
Renderings of the American Bible Society’s Faith & Liberty Discovery Center (FLDC), a new 40,000-square-foot attraction that will be located on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, have been released. Located in the Wells Fargo Building at 5th and Market Streets, the Center will offer a highly-interactive experience that allows visitors to explore the Bible as a cultural force that has influenced faith, liberty and history. These renderings, created by Kirk Fromm, show how the Center will activate the ground floor of the building as well as enliven the surrounding streetscape with new public amenities, landscaping and graphics.
The Faith & Liberty Discovery Center is scheduled to open in 2019. JacobsWyper is leading the architectural design, in association with New York-based Local Projects, who is crafting the immersive exhibit narrative and components.
JacobsWyper Architects is pleased to announce the opening of Johnson & Johnson Our Story at the Powerhouse, an interactive experience located in the former Powerhouse building at the company’s global headquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Originally constructed in 1907, it is currently the oldest building on campus and the last remaining structure hearkening back to the company’s manufacturing history in New Brunswick. Working with construction manager HSC Builders and Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office, JacobsWyper led a thorough renovation and restoration of the historic building to accommodate the immersive exhibition of Johnson & Johnson’s 130-plus-year heritage.
JacobsWyper is seeking to hire an Interior Designer with 3-5 years experience to join our team. We are looking for candidates who have excellent organizational skills, high degree of flexibility and are passionate about design. Visit our Careers page to learn more.
Swarthmore College’s Whittier Hall, a new 19,000-square-foot academic facility designed by JacobsWyper Architects, is nearly complete. The building will initially serve as a temporary “swing space” for the Psychology Department and Engineering Shops (including wood, metal and welding shops), when these programs are relocated during construction of a new Biology, Engineering and Psychology Building. In the future, Whittier will provide space for Ceramics and Sculpture students, including arts studios, a seminar room, critique space and display areas.
Construction is officially underway on the Lucien E. Blackwell Community Center in West Philadelphia’s Mill Creek neighborhood, a new 12,300-square-foot facility designed by JacobsWyper Architects. Named after the late U.S. Congressman and Councilman Lucien Blackwell, who represented the area for many years, the center will contain a regulation-size basketball/volleyball court, multi-purpose Community Room, warming kitchen and outdoor patio.
Arbutus Biopharma, an emerging biopharmaceutical company dedicated to finding a cure for patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B infection, recently opened their new North American R&D Headquarters in Warminster, Pennsylvania. With expanding operations, Arbutus was no longer able to comfortably fit in its previous headquarters at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Doylestown.
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