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Jon Huntsman Hall

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1997–2002, Kohn Pedersen Fox. S. 36th St. and Locust Walk

The original scheme for this building was conceived to reflect lessons from Frank Furness's recently restored library ( PH147.3) with clear articulation of different functions; later iterations added Gothic-style buttresses, a Virginia plantation house chimney, and a copper roof that undermined the original expressiveness. Nonetheless, with its immense round office tower above its base of classrooms, it provides evidence that Wharton has become the chief program of the university—as engineering was a century before.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


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George E. Thomas, "Jon Huntsman Hall", [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 134-134.

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