University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BCA worked on the restoration of two Cope & Stewardson buildings on the campus of University of Pennsylvania dating to the 1890s. BCA performed an exterior paint analysis, and also developed the brick and terra cotta restoration specifications for the building. BCA has also provided construction administration services for both buildings throughout the construction process.

This project was recognized by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, receiving the 2010 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award.

The Richards Medical Research Laboratory (seen in the last two slides), designed by the internationally influential Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn, was completed in 1962 and immediately heralded as one of the most consequential buildings of the 20th century and one of Kahn's greatest achievements. The building's significance and relatively high degree of integrity led to its designation as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) in 2009.

BCA is currently collaborating on a feasibility study for the renovation of the Richards Laboratory, the goal of which is to enhance and improve the way the building is used within the confines of a preservation approach.

Materials: Brick, Stone, Terra Cotta
Related services: Conditions Surveys, Working Drawings, Feasibility Studies, Field Testing, Inspection Services, Lab Testing, Specifications