The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratory, along with the adjacent David Goddard Laboratories, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009. This project repurposed obsolete wet labs for use by the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) for "dry" research, office and conference room space.
The first and second phases of the project were completed in Fall of 2015 with new occupants moved into the renovated C and D Towers.
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.
C and D Towers, Phase 1, $13,400,000
C and D Towers, Phase 2: $16,500,000
29,600 sq ft in Towers C and D, Phases 1 and 2
Phase 1 and 2 (C and D Towers): Fall 2015
Phase 1: EYP, Urban Engineers, Keast & Hood