Deborah Berke Partners shakes up Penn’s campus with terra-cotta baguettes

With much of its campus shaped by eclectic historical architecture, the University of Pennsylvania sought an updated look for its new Meeting and Guesthouse. Serving as a space to host important dignitaries and other special events, the Meeting and Guesthouse by Deborah Berke Partners was built as an addition to two Victorian townhouses designed by Frisbey Jones. Adjacent to the President’s House, the Meeting and Guesthouse will also serve the need to host high-level meetings with university administration, and to allow ample space to host guests of the President. 

Penn tasked Deborah Berke Partners with not simply mimicking the existing Victorian townhouses, or other historic campus architecture,

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