Hill College House Earns Local and National Honors

The $80 million LEED Gold renovation of Eero Saarinen’s Hill College House at the University of Pennsylvania has earned two prestigious honors. Floss Barber, Inc. collaborated with Penn and Mills + Schnoering Architects on interior design concepts and execution for the 15-month project.

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The project has earned local recognition with a 2018 Grand Jury Preservation Achievement Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Hill was one of 21 projects honored this year. The award was presented at a ceremony in Philadelphia June 6.

Click to view the 2018 Preservation Achievement Award winners.

Hill College House earned a second award June 20 in New York when it received a Docomomo-US Modernism in America Award. One of only 13 projects honored this year, Hill was described by the jury as follows:

“This project highlights the commitment to restore a beautiful but overlooked campus structure and honors the lasting values found in modern architecture. The work accomplished by the design team not only respects the original vision, but also addresses the needs of students today, improving functionality and gaining a LEED certification – Saarinen for the 21st century.”

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Read Philadelphia Magazine’s coverage of the Modernism in America Awards here.