Temple University selects EYP to provide master planning services for old dental school building

Friday, August 2, 2013

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, recently selected EYP Architecture & Engineering to provide master planning services for the Old Dental School Building, a component of the University’s Health Sciences Center Campus. The master planning effort will help define a well-considered design strategy for the re-purposing of the building, coordinated with the Temple University Master Plan, its Framework Plan for the Health Sciences, and its long-range vision for the Health Sciences campus.

The 200,000-gsf facility was originally built in the early 1900s as a Packard Car Factory. Currently underutilized, Temple University identified the building for repurposing and comprehensive renovation in support of medical education, and clinical and research programs. According to Temple University Architect Margaret Carney, AIA, “The University has undertaken this study so that we can determine the building’s potential to provide high-quality, flexible, and technologically robust space to accommodate changing needs on the Health Sciences campus for many years to come.”

Commented EYP Project Executive Ann Barolak, AIA, “The reinvented building will extend the spirit and vibrancy of the campus along Broad Street, and provide a significant opportunity to improve the logistics and aesthetics on surrounding blocks. Its renaissance will play an important role in the University’s long-range strategic plans for the Health Sciences campus.” She continued, “We look forward to working with Temple University, sharing our urban healthcare and medical education expertise, and together framing a plan for the University’s continued growth and success.”

EYP is a global provider of comprehensive building design, research, and related consulting services to a broad range of markets, including education, government, healthcare, and corporate. With employees located across the country in twelve offices, it is a recognized leader in high-performance design for all of the key markets that it serves. Prominently ranked on numerous industry “best of” lists, EYP successfully delivers expertise-driven services to clients around the world. www.eypae.com