By creating an atmosphere for collaboration, creativity, and productivity for innovators from all disciplines, the Pennovation Center brings people together to foster interaction and the exchange of ideas. Interior spaces in the 58,000 sqft building emphasize daylighting and retain an industrial character to develop social space with a "cool factor," while an adjacent outdoor plaza focuses activity on the site and link surrounding buildings and open spaces to this new hub.
Landscaping for the entire site includes stormwater management techniques, increased connections between buildings, and access to Schuylkill River trails. Wayfinding and signage fosters an identity for the site, and increases visibility of the site and the Center from the surrounding area.
The campus development plan, Penn Connects, recommends sustainable development for all new projects. The Pennovation Center has been awarded a LEED Gold rating by the US Green Building Council.
The Pennovation Center is operated and staffed by 76Forward. The Center staff includes a full-time Managing Director, Community Manager, and Lab Manager, who ensure that our members and tenants have a world-class experience each day and manage all meetings and special events.