Home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Architectural and Design Center

Designed to replace the smaller Hesslein Library, the main structure  contained  reading space for over 500 students, shelving for 12,000 volumes, a fabric collection area, lounges for students and staff, six seminar rooms, six audio-visual carrels and eight study carrels. A connected stack building would hold an additional 50,000 volumes. The total square footage for the building was estimated at 22,500. Due to design problems these projected figures were never obtained in daily usage.

In 1988, a proposal was made to renovate and increase the size of the library to 45,000 square feet.  This option was rejected and the decision was made to build a completely new structure. After the completion of a new library in 1992, this building underwent major interior renovations and was renamed the Architecture and Design Center in 1992.


  • Built: 1966

  • Architect: Alexander Ewing & Associates

  • Name: Pastore Library 1966 - 1992. Architecture & Design Center 1992 -