John M. Huntsman Hall, Wharton School of Business
University of Pennsylvania


The ambitious program for this state-of-the-art classroom building left little of the site available for landscape development although it called for large outdoor social spaces. The solution, reached in close collaboration between architect and landscape architect, was a unique roof-deck quadrangle for the business school students 30 feet above grade level. Highly integrated with interior social spaces, this garden includes a lawn area used for large gatherings and summer executive programs, an outdoor dining area and a monumental pergola running the length of the terrace.
On grade, each entry received individual treatment and building perimeter areas were intensely planted in accordance with campus landscape master plan guidelines.


Wharton School of Business



Philadelphia, PA


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates