The Jon B. Huntsman Hall, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

The $139.9 million, 327,000 sq. ft. Jon B. Huntsman Hall is Wharton’s main classroom building and serves approximately 4,700 students, the Executive MBA Program, and nearly 250 faculty members. In the heart of the building is a 4,000 sq. ft. forum with space to accommodate up to 500 people; undergraduate and MBA restaurants and lounges; a variety of classrooms with high speed connectivity; and 57 group study rooms with audio and video conferencing and Internet access. Four floors of the Walnut Street rotunda accommodate academic department space with faculty offices ringing the circumference. The top of the tower features a conference area with seating for 200 in the main presentation room, and additional conference rooms, a board room, and a sky-lit East Hall.

VDA provided consulting services through construction administration for six (6) escalators and seven (7) elevators serving the building.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


327,000 sf

Project Type


Equipment Type

Elevators, Escalators


Philadelphia, PA

Completion Year



$140 Million