University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Some of Irwin & Leighton’s earliest projects were for the University of Pennsylvania. These projects included the Irvine Auditorium built in 1926 (pictured below), the College Hall Tower, the John Morgan Building, and renovations to the Agnew Pavilion. Highlights of other projects completed for the University follow the Irvine Auditorium photo.

Irvine Auditorium
Architect:  Horace Trumbauer
Irvine Auditorium


Wharton School of Business

Vance Hall Addition

Architect:  Bower and Fradley
Wharton, Vance Hall


Quadrangle Renovations

Extensive interior renovations to 80 student rooms and faculty apartments; ± 23,000 SF

Architect:  Davis, Brody & Associates
Quad Renovations Quad Renovations


Class of 1923 Ice Hockey Rink
Architect:  Robert S. McMillan Associates
Ice Rink


Additional information on Irwin & Leighton’s long relationship with the University of Pennsylvania can be found in our 100th Anniversary book, in Chapter 2: Breaking Ground – 1909-1929; Chapter 6: A Decade of Dynamic Growth – 1970-1979; and in Chapter 7: Retooling for the Future – 1980-1989.


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