University of Pennsylvania

Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field

“Rec Pavilion Restored”

The George A Weiss Pavilion encompasses a new 18,000 square foot weight room dedicated to Penn’s varsity intercollegiate athletes, with state-of-the-art equipment, and setups that are unique to the University. The room also boasts two running tracks with a special surface specifically designed for maximum traction and durability. Our design solution inhabits the space of the arches on two levels and connects the interior concourse space under the stadium bleachers with the new east-west exterior pedestrian promenade. Through exhaustive research, it was discovered that the ground in front of the stadium had been raised nearly 18 feet. This discovery not only restored the building to its former glory but also added significantly to the usable space of the facility.

The Robert A. Fox Fitness Center in Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field adds an additional 8,000 square feet of indoor recreational space to the University of Pennsylvania campus. The Education Commons at Franklin Field, is a 7,000-square foot mezzanine study space in the George A. Weiss Pavilion with the capacity to hold more than 180 students for group or individual study.


University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, PA


18,000 sq ft


Master Planning & Concept Design, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Brand Activation, Signage & Wayfinding, Stadiums & Arenas, Training Facilities, Health & Wellness, Higher Education