Most Innovative Use of Masonry

Local 1 Pennyslvinia/Delaware 

Innovative Use of MasonryNew College House
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Signatory Contractor:
Dan Lepore & Sons Company
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Built by members of BAC Local 1 Pennsylvania/Delaware, New College House is the first new student residence to be constructed on campus since 1972. 

Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in collaboration with the University, the New College House uses masonry in creative ways to match the look of the campus, both complementing other buildings and adding its own distinctive architectural mark.

Opened last year, the 198,000-square-foot, 350-bed building provides housing for undergraduate and graduate students, and for faculty and staff, in a shared suite-style community. The designer described it as “both inviting and secure, open and private, embodying the comfort of home, and the power to form a campus gateway worthy of this place.” It is indeed a living embodiment of the craftsmanship of BAC masons.