International House Student Center

Philadelphia, PA

The result of an elaborate and forward looking social program that foreshadowed the residential colleges that many universities are imitating today.

Client
International House, Inc.
Completion
1972
Size
350,000 Square Feet
Cost
$7.2 Million
Role
Architect
Description

International House is a residential, educational, and social center in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia that serves college and graduate students of all nationalities. The project was awarded based on an architectural competition.

The building is the result of an elaborate and forward-looking social program. At the base of the building is the Commons, an area where the public is invited in to mingle with foreign and American students, advancing the goals of cultural exchange and international understanding that are at the heart of the International House mission. The two story Commons is organized along an interior pedestrian street.

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