Claudia Cohen Office of Admissions

Claudia Cohen Office of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Major interior renovation on the ground floor of Claudia Cohen Hall, a stone structure built in 1874. Claudia Cohen Hall was the second building constructed on Penn’s current campus.

This space now serves as the University’s centralized Undergraduate Admissions Center.

Construction included a sophisticated A/V and lighting controls system, custom finishes including acoustical eucalyptus wood veneer wall panels, acoustical radius ceiling, glazed feature panels, and glass operable panels.

It is a multi-use, flexible space intended to serve the University’s Admissions needs for years to come.


“The Flatiron team was able to deal with complex site logistic issues in an occupied academic building, keeping the project team informed of issues, and responding immediately to unforeseen events.
The level of work was excellent, and the Visitor Center is considered a great asset for the entire campus community.”

—James A Palka
AIA Senior Project Manager, Design & Construction