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Wynn Commons of the Perelman Quadrangle

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1993–2000, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. Central campus between College and Houston halls

The second great outdoor room of the main campus is the Wynn Commons of the Perelman Quadrangle that links spaces devoted to undergraduate life. The plaza covers underground kitchens for Houston Hall's ( PH147.6) dining rooms. The quadrangle is dominated by Karl Bitter's bronze seated sculpture of Provost William Pepper (1895), who transformed the university into a modern research center, founding the library and the university museum as well as numerous programs and departments, such as the Physical Education and the Women's programs and the departments of Hygiene and Nursing.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Wynn Commons of the Perelman Quadrangle", [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, 130-130.

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