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Thomas Jefferson University - Alumni Hall Public Circulation & Events Space

New times, new needs

  • 30K

    Square Feet

  • $30M

    Project Value

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Modernizing a 50-year-old alumni hall to meet the current standards of design at Thomas Jefferson University

Primarily a classrooms and research facility, the 50-year-old Jefferson Alumni Hall has long served Thomas Jefferson University as a stand-in student union. Unfortunately, the aged building, with its inadequate event spaces and lounges, was improperly outfitted to meet constituent needs.

On top of that, the interiors were dominated by an overall dark and dreary appearance, combining oak slat ceilings and brown brick floor pavers. Alumni Hall needed a significant makeover to bring it in line with its important campus role.

Our areas of improvement included a new main entrance and lobby with upgraded accessibility. We replaced escalators with stairs and elevators, removed enclosed spaces and added open spaces, and connected the interiors to the exteriors. We changed out the time-worn finishes for modern alternatives that promote natural light flow, and we expanded and improved the events spaces.

Now, the Alumni Hall is exactly what Thomas Jefferson University needed—an accessible, modern, multi-use facility that can support their community. 

Meet Our Team

Michael Scarani, Senior Associate

I love it when a plan comes together.

Scott Sullivan, Principal

I’m the nuts and bolts guy. I enjoy getting into the detail of how things work and, maybe more importantly, how they can work better.

Michael Scarani

Senior Associate

Scott Sullivan


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