The University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center

The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) conducts and disseminates research, hosts lectures, and convenes roundtable discussions highlighting questions about the intersection of media, communication, and public policy. The APPC’s new facility contains offices, conference rooms, broadcast facilities, and a multi-purpose Agora, housing a variety of APPC and university events. The project is located near the center of Penn's campus, surrounded by older brick and limestone structures. Its material palette of layered glass and wood complements nearby buildings, while still presenting a modern and open image of warm transparency.

Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Completion Date: 2009
Building Type: University, Office, Research
Structural System: Steel, Reinforced Concrete
Number of Floors: 1 Basement + 4 Stories
Site Area: 20,000 sf
Building Area: 10,114 sf
Total Floor Area: 49,087 sf
Architect of Record: Ballinger Architecture
Structural Engineer: Ballinger Engineering
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Ballinger Engineering
■ Notes
Landscape Architect:Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects
Lighting Design:The Lighting Practice
■ Publication
Shinkenchiku:2010.1, 2008.5 Special Issue [IN PROGRESS]
GA International:2006
a+u:2012.7 Special Issue
■ Awards / Competition
AIA Philadelphia Honor Award(2010)
AIA Pennsylvania Citation of Merit Award(2010)
First Prize, invited competition (2005)