JacobsWyper Architects is pleased to announce the recent promotion of four individuals as partners of the firm. The new partners, who combined have more than seven decades of architectural experience, are recognized as significant contributors to JacobsWyper’s growth and success.
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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Architectural designer and JWA Sustainability Coordinator Chris Lee, LEED AP will moderate the Net Positive Impacts and Sustainable Materials education session at the 2017 DVGBC Sustainability Symposium, being held at Penn State at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Friday, May 5th. Chris and his fellow panelists will explore the newly-released Living Product Challenge (a complement to the Living Building Challenge) as well as early adoption of the framework by Humanscale.
The Symposium, now in its 7th year, is the embodiment of the DVGBC’s mission to further green building education and advocacy, with three tours and over 30 education sessions offering opportunities to learn and network with other attendees. It is the largest gathering of sustainability professionals in the region. Click here for more information and registration details.
Construction has officially begun on improvements to the Independence Visitor Center (IVC), located on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. Led by JacobsWyper Architects, the project aims to create a more informative and interactive experience for the 2.5 million guests (on average) who visit the IVC each year.