Articles Tagged with: Penn Stemmler
Stemmler Hall Wins BD+C Reconstruction Award

Edward J. Stemmler Hall at the University of Pennsylvania was selected as a Bronze winner in the 2020 Building Design + Construction (BD+C) Reconstruction Awards competition.  Awards are given to the best historic preservation, reuse, renovation, and reconstruction projects nationwide. Winners are selected based on design, engineering, and construction quality.

Ballinger provided architecture, engineering and lab planning services for this comprehensive renovation of Stemmler Hall, built in 1978. Rather than the simple systems-based retrofit that the University originally planned, Ballinger proposed a holistic, LEED Gold renovation to completely transform the building, providing new Class A laboratory space, and strategically replacing all building systems to significantly reduce ongoing energy and maintenance costs.

I2SL: Sustainable Lab Transformation

Ballinger Senior Project Manager, Karen Brooks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and University of Pennsylvania Senior Project Manager, Margo Pietras Barnes, PE, LEED AP, CBCP will present a talk at this year’s virtual International Institute for Sustainable Labs (I2SL) Conference. The annual conference is a technical forum focused on meeting the challenges of energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in laboratories and related facilities.

The presentation, “Breathing New Life into an Antiquated Building: A Sustainable Approach to Lab Transformation,” is a case study of the University of Pennsylvania’s Stemmler Hall, which recently underwent a transformative renovation.

The presentation is part of Session E1, taking place tomorrow Wednesday, October 7 from 12:30 to 2 PM.