The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratory, along with the adjacent David Goddard Laboratories, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009. This project will repurpose obsolete wet labs for use by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) for "dry" research, office and conference room space.
The design for this first phase the next phases of the project in Richards will include the renovation and repurposing of A and B Towers, including new lighting, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection (MEP/FP) systems, and replacing glazing within the existing window frames as part of a larger strategy to improve the energy performance and human comfort levels within the building.
Century Bond Program:
Renovations to Richards include the following energy efficiency upgrades funded by Penn's Century Bond program. HVAC infrastructure upgrades and lighting improvements will be implemented along with tenant fit-out of the interior spaces and exterior glass replacement in the refurbished original steel frames, in keeping with the historically certified original design.
The program space on all renovated floors will include lobby / break-out areas, conference rooms, testing rooms (in Tower C), offices for the Principal Investigators, and open office areas with workstations for graduate students and support staff.
A and B Towers, Phase 3: $10,000,000
A and B Towers, Phase 4: $18,500,000
30,300 sq ft in Towers A and B, Phases 3 and 4
Phase 3 and 4 (A and B Towers): Spring 2019
Phases 2, 3, and 4: Atkin Olshin Schade, Bruce Brooks & Assoc., Keast & Hood