Gilbane Building Company has begun construction at the University of Pennsylvania’s Amy Gutmann Hall in University City. The six story, 115,954 square foot, $68.3 million space will feature classrooms, collaborative spaces, and a data science hub.


The building will rise around 88 feet to the top of the parapet, roughly matching the height of the garage. The exterior is crafted with an astute, though rather conservative in style, facade, comprised of a glass curtain wall with staggered gray mullions and spandrels, perched atop massive V-shaped supports along Chestnut Street.

Amy Gutmann Hall replaces a surface parking lot bound by Chestnut Street to the south, South 34th Street to the west, and the multi-story Chestnut Garage at 3335 Chestnut Street to the north.

Photo by Jamie Meller