UArts Campus Transformation Plan

JacobsWyper worked with the University of the Arts to evaluate their needs and rethink how spaces across campus can be transformed into creative and innovative learning environments for new and existing programs that support design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. The campus consists of several buildings located along and near Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts and offers 30 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity.  In order to help UArts transform existing facilities to meet their current and future needs JacobsWyper carefully evaluated program needs and analyzed solutions for optimizing space use while creating state-of-the art facilities to explore the intersections of art and technology disciplines.

"We believe artists and creatives are uniquely positioned to help us understand the enormous impact technology is having on our lives".  -President Yager


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Over 200 K SF


$80-$100 Million

Project Principal

David Searles