August 28, 2018
Political Science and Economics Shift North – The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics has opened its doors
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics has opened its doors at the corner of Walnut and 36th streets. The $77.6 million project, which doubled the capacity of a 1925 building whose south and west Art Deco facades have been retained, unites the School of Arts & Sciences’ political science and economics departments under one roof, along with six related academic and research centers: the Center for the Advanced Study of India; the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics; the Center for the Study of Contemporary China; the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy; the Penn Institute for Economic Research; and the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies. The 110,000-square-foot facility, designed by Toronto-based architecture firm KPMB, includes a 120-seat auditorium, a 72-seat forum, classrooms, undergraduate meeting rooms, and faculty offices.