probing nano matter and where
Weiss/Manfredi were architects
it can take us. Their base is in a
for the $92.5 million structure.
sculptural steel and glass enclosed
Lighting was designed by the
three-story 78,000-sq.-ft. structure.
Brandston Partnership Inc., with
During the day, the building with
Wai Mun Chui as partner in charge.
its strong geometric profile and
Both design firms are based in
dramatic cantilever is a head-swiv-
New York City.
eling attention-getter. After dark,
Funding for the project, which
its visual identity is sustained by a
opened in the fall of 2013 was
glowing interior, like the center-
initiated with a gift of $20 million
piece of a contemporary canvas.
by Krishna P. Singh, who arrived
TRANSPARENCY EMBRACED The dramatic profile of the University of Pennsylvania’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology is in full view on a busy Philadelphia thoroughfare that invites the public to visit the public spaces inside. Its design was created to fulfill the administration’s objective to make the Singh Center a transparent example of an innovationdriven and collaborative research environment.
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