Aerial view of the Pennovation Works site showing the Pennovation Center in context. University Avenue is at left.
The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees last week signed off on the design for the Pennovation Center, the first major component of the university's planned Pennovation Works project on the east bank of the Schuylkill River in Grays Ferry, just south of the Penn campus.
The Pennovation Center project will repurpose a former DuPont Co. materials research lab into a hub for enterpreneurship, innovation, research and social interaction.
Rendering showing east and north facades of the Pennovation Center
The redesign by HWKN (Hollwich Kushner Architecture) of New York features a dramatic northern facade of angled glass that at…