UArts School of Music

JacobsWyper Architects planned the relocation of the School of Music from the Merriam Theater to Terra Hall. Renovation of the 11th floor of Terra initiated with all existing offices and classrooms being relocated to other floors to support the demolition of current spaces and the creation of new ones. Careful spatial analysis and structural analysis was completed to create the best plan for the phased reconfiguration to allow the building to continue to operate through construction. The transformation includes new recording studios, administrative offices, teaching and practice spaces for instrumental and vocal performance and composition, an instructional circuitry lab, and relocation of the Music Library.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


50,300 SF

Project Principal

David Searles


Excellence in Craftsmanship, GBCA Philadelphia Chapter, 2020