The Nature of Place
New College House is positioned at a prominent gateway to Penn’s urban campus. Set back from broad sidewalks, seat walls and gardens offer views into active public spaces within the College House and out to the bustling city. The building embraces both public and private outdoor spaces without compromising security. The private Heyman Courtyard offers residents an outdoor gathering place, while the open Lifted Lawn welcomes the community. A publicly accessible open-air stair slices through the building from Woodland Walk up to the top of the Lifted Lawn and continues down to Chestnut Street. The building gives residents a foothold in both the campus and the city.