Madison Awarded Projects at Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania
The first quarter of 2022 has been a busy one for Madison Concrete. Along with our work at Princeton University’s art museum and a multi-family building in the Washington Square West neighborhood, we have also secured work through January 2023. Below are just a few projects we are excited to begin.
Princeton University: Health Services Building
Madison is collaborating with HSC Builders & Construction Managers, WRNS Studios and Thornton Tomasetti on Princeton University’s University Health Services (UHS) Building. Located in the heart of the campus, the building will connect three wings, each with a different focus—counseling and psychological services/SHARE, urgent and outpatient medical care and administrative/health promotion and prevention services space. One wing, Eno Hall, a laboratory building constructed in 1924, will anchor the UHS Building in Princeton’s rich architectural history while connecting to its present and future with two contemporary wing additions stretching towards two primary pedestrian walkways. UHS will employ a hybrid mass timber and steel structure. Construction is expected to begin January 2023 and be completed in 2024.
University of Pennsylvania: Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science & Technology
The University of Pennsylvania’s Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology (VLEST) is a project Madison will be embarking on with the L.F. Driscoll Company, Behnisch Architects, and KH Engineering DPC beginning in July 2022. Although small in relative scale, the VLEST building will play an outsized role in the expression of the university towards the city of Philadelphia by announcing its commitment to outstanding research and scholarship in the field of innovative energy development. The building will be a model of low-energy laboratory design, in light of the university’s pursuit to reach carbon neutrality by 2030. The project, which will house High-Performance Optics Labs, Fume-Intensive Chemistry Labs, a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer Suite with Helium Recovery and more, is expected to be completed in 2024.
University of Pennsylvania: Amy Gutman Hall/SEAS Data Science Center
Another University of Pennsylvania project, Amy Gutmann Hall, will house the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and serve as the home of all data science academic and research programs. The building will centralize resources for scholars across a wide variety of fields making data analysis tools and concepts more accessible to the university community. This 115,000-square- foot building will house labs, classrooms, and research centers. With a goal of connecting its occupants who work in a digital world back to nature, the building will integrate ecological environments into interior spaces and maximize light and views of campus. The six-story building will be Penn and Philadelphia’s first mass timber building. Working with Gilbane Building Company, Lake|Flato and KSS Architects and Burohappold Engineering, construction is set to begin in November 2022.
Madison Concrete is excited to see these projects launched to help advance the medical and educational facilities in our area. If you are planning a project, let us know how we can use our experience and expertise to assist you.