P. Agnes, Inc. recently completed Phase I of Temple University’s Anderson Hall Lobby Project. The project updates Anderson Hall’s lobby, the connecting area between Anderson Hall and Gladfelter Hall, and the outdoor spaces just outside of Anderson Hall and on the second-floor terrace. This renovation project is the largest renovation project for Anderson and Gladfelter Halls since they opened in 1973.

The Temple University Anderson Hall Lobby Project included demolition of an existing exterior courtyard surrounded by corridors and lecture halls. A new, 3,500 square foot lobby was built within the courtyard and includes a curtainwall exterior with metal panel fascia. Interior details include new solid surface surrounds between new and existing spaces, a glass guardrail along the stairs to the terrace level which will provide access to a new green roof. Renovations were also done in the surrounding Anderson Hall’s corridors, including ceiling & flooring upgrades to tie-in the new space.

The new lobby has a soaring steel hyperbolic paraboloid roof with high point elevations at over 50 feet and low point elevations at 26 feet. Steel roof beams were installed at different slopes, creating a warping effect. Similar geometry exists in the wood ceiling inside. Steel columns remain exposed and coated in intumescent paint with a high level finish.

Other GBCA members involved in the project include:

  • American Floors
  • Bencardino Excavating
  • Central Metals
  • D’Andrea Bros Concrete
  • Geppert Bros.
  • Metal Structures Inc
  • National Glass & Metal
  • United States Roofing Corp