The organization’s annual awards celebrate the best construction projects and programs of the Philadelphia region.
The General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) recognized University of Pennsylvania, New College House, a 448-bed, 250,000 GSF residential college house, with an excellence in craftsmanship award for projects over $50M. The Excellence in Craftsmanship award recognizes a project that has demonstrated “exceptional care in detail, utilized new or different materials or technologies, and/or coordinated intricate building techniques.” The project was also recently recognized by Ludowici / Terreal North America in its annual Project of the Year Awards.
Designed in collaboration with INTECH Construction, CVM Engineering, Vanderweil Engineers, Meliora Design, and others, New College House creates a unique residential community at the University of Pennsylvania, providing a variety of amenities and services while integrating campus life within an urban context. As the second purpose-built college house completed by our practice for Penn, the project builds upon the program set forth in a campus-wide development plan to create a vital new addition to residential housing at the university. Learn more below.