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VDA has impacted transportation in virtually all building environments. The firm has designed mail handling systems and has consulted for special equipment applications like rack and pinion elevators, double deck hydraulic elevators, turntables, and vehicle lifts.
Complying with ADA regulations, VDA professionals design and oversee maintenance for systems that represent efficiency, aesthetics, and safety, and—whether projects run several months or span years—provide clients with the innovation and superior service they expect.
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Perry World House
University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House
The University of Pennsylvania has established a central home on campus for global activities and initiatives. Perry World House will be a gathering place for faculty and students from all 12 of Penn’s schools to engage with eminent international scholars and policymakers on pressing global issues of the 21st century. As a hub for international exchange and activity, the Perry World House will anchor Penn’s global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating partnerships abroad.
The Perry World House will provide the facilities necessary to support innovative research, enhance the flow of ideas between Penn and global leaders and provide a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage on major international issues.
VDA provided consulting services for one (1) new 3-stop elevator in a new hoistway in the new addition.
VDA is proud to have partnered with 1100 Architects on this project at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently Perry World House is a finalist for the Architizer A+Awards Popular Choice Award in the Higher Education & Research Facilities category.