University of Pennsylvania - Shoemaker Green

site design | philadelphia, pa

The new campus green, located on a 2.75 acre site, serves as the main entrance and heart of Penn’s eastward expansion within West Philadelphia. The site is surrounded by two of the University’s most iconic athletic facilities – the Palestra and Franklin Field - and functions as the “front doors” to these historic structures. The site program includes primarily passive recreation, but has the flexibility to house events of multiple scales, from intimate gathering areas to staging areas for the Penn Relays and graduation. Chosen to be one of the Sustainable Sites Initiative’s (SITES™) Pilot Projects, Shoemaker Green is a model for sustainable campus design by incorporating innovative storm water strategies, creating native plant and animal habitats, and recycling existing site materials during construction.

awards:

2016 HONOR AWARD in Research from ASLA

2014 HONOR AWARD in General Design from ASLA

2014 GROUNDBREAKER AWARD FINALIST from DVGBC

2014 MERIT AWARD for Excellence in Landscape Architecture from SCUP