Richards and Goddard Laboratories Building

Address: 3700 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Neighborhood: University City


Description: Richards and Goddard Medical Research Laboratories have served the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine since they were designed and built by renowned architect Louis Kahn in the mid-1960s. The eastern portion of the connected structures is named for Dr. Alfred Newton Richards, a former director of the Department of Pharmacology at the University, and its western complement for Dr. David Goddard, a former provost and bioscientist there. Characteristic of Kahn's monolithic style, the concrete frames of the towers are visible on the exterior with brick infill and windows designed for natural light.

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