This five-story building for Temple University houses the offices of student services, a ballroom, and the University President’s Office. The south and east elevations incorporate the facades of historic 19th century rowhomes. The site is in the center of Temple University’s Main Campus, which is part of a City of Philadelphia Historic District. The project involved the demolition of 10 rowhomes, the restoration of their 130-year old brick façades, and the construction of a new, five-story office building.
The façades were temporarily supported during construction by steel frames. Great care was taken during installation of the temporary supports and removal of the remaining structures to avoid any potential for collapse, given its location close to two highly trafficked pedestrian walks. The restored brick façades, including the original cornice and the mansard roof structures, are now a permanent part of the exterior wall of the new office building.
“INTECH is a pre-qualified, competitive bidding Construction Manager/General Contractor for Temple University. We attribute their success to the involvement and accessibility of co-owners, as well as their highly qualified personable staff.”Andy Riccardi Director of Engineering & Construction Temple University