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February 11th, 2008

SEAS aims for a modern style - in architecture

Abstract:
When Penn officials broke ground on Skirkanich Hall in October 2003, they claimed they were making a strong statement about the architectural vision for Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

And now, with the planning phase underway for the Singh Center for Nanotechnology - which will be built at 32nd and Walnut streets as part of the Penn Connects eastward expansion project - that vision is being realized.

Like Skirkanich, the Nanotechnology Center will be marked by sleek modern designs that will convey "sophistication and excitement," University Architect David Hollenberg said.

"This building needs to be a gateway to campus," Hollenberg said, noting that architecture for nanotechnological research requires complex and well-reasoned planning that is best served by a cutting-edge design.

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