Burrowes Building

University Park, PA

“BLT Architects has proven expertise in the phased renovation of historically significant buildings” – Penn State|News

Client
The Pennsylvania State University
Completion
2016
Size
100,000 SF
Cost
$28.5 Million USD
Role
Architect, Interior Designer
LEED Status
LEED Gold
Description

The Burrowes Building is the eastern most portion of a three-building composition, by Charles Zeller Klauder, that defines the Pattee Mall in University Park.
The four-story 1938 central portion of this building is solely Klauder’s work. Two flanking five-story wings in were added in 1968, creating an H-shaped exterior massing. This resulted in a misalignment of floor levels between the wings and core with the net assignable space consumed by the inefficient vertical circulation.
“Once completed, the project will transform the space for greater learning and scholarship by our faculty and students, will preserve the central building’s historic appearance and will improve Burrowes’ face on the mall by redesigning the connectors,” said Susan Welch, The Susan Welch Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

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