JacobsWyper Architects

1232 Chancellor Street
Philadelphia
PA
19107
Phone: 
(215) 985-0400
Fax: 
(215) 985-0409
Year Established 
1981
About the Firm 
JacobsWyper Architects is mid-size, award-winning architecture, planning and interior design firm in Philadelphia specializing in corporate and academic facilities including pharmaceutical manufacturing, life sciences, a full range of higher education facilities including residential and student life, as well as museums, mission critical centers, historic preservation and smart workplace design. JacobsWyper Architects, founded in 1981 by Terry Jacobs and Jamie Wyper, is headquartered in an historic building in Center City Philadelphia. Projects range from award-winning, LEED certified facilities for global pharmaceutical and biotech companies including Novartis, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, to industrial and corporate clients such as Amtrak, Wawa and Mars Drinks, and higher education clients including Princeton University, The University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, The University of Virginia and Duke University, among others. Cultural clients include the American Bible Society’s Faith & Liberty Discovery Center, Independence Visitor’s Center, The Franklin Institute, among others. The firm has a long history with sustainable building practices and has many LEED-certified buildings, including the first LEED Gold project for the City of Philadelphia. JacobsWyper has also completed projects abroad in Saudi Arabia, South Korea and China. Services: Architecture & Engineering (with external partners), Master Planning/Programming/Site Analysis, Space Planning & Interior Design, Project Management. Specialized Expertise: Workplace Strategy & Planning, Laboratory Programming & Design, Process Architecture, cGMP Analysis & Evaluation, Building & Hazardous Code Analysis, Security & Threat Assessment, Historical Preservation & Restoration, Sustainable Design & LEED Certification.
Types of Work
Educational Facilities: 
10%
Historic Preservation/Restoration: 
5%
Industrial: 
10%
Institutional Facilities: 
5%
Interiors: 
10%
Lab/Research Facilities: 
20%
Museum/Galleries: 
10%
Pharmaceuticals: 
25%
Planning: 
5%
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
40
Architects (Registered): 
12
Interior Designers: 
3
Interns/Draftspeople: 
1
Administration: 
2
Projects 
Amtrak - Hunter Yard Maintenance of Ways Facility. GlaxoSmithKline - Leadership and Wellness Hub Workspaces. Dana-Hallowell Residence Addition. Independence Visitors Center Corporation - Independence Visitors Center Renovation. Wawa Inc.'s Annex 5/Innovation & Design Center Campus Expansion Project. Mars Drinks' Global Headquarters Renovation. The Franklin Institute's Nicholas & Athena Karabots Pavilion Addition. Northern Children's Services - Merrick Hall Renovation & Restoration. City of Philadelphia - Police Tactical Training Facility. The University of Pennsylvania - The ARCH (Arts, Research and Culture House). Princeton University Life Science R&D laboratories. American Bible Society's Faith & Liberty Discovery Center.
Awards 
IIDA Awards, Best of Education - Swarthmore College, Dana-Hallowell Residence Addition (2016). Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Grand Jury Award - Northern Children Services, Merrick Hall (2015). Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Grand Jury Award - University of Pennsylvania, The ARCH (2015). AIA Philadelphia, Honor Award - Nicholas & Athena Karats Pavilion, The Franklin Institute (2014). ISPE, INTERPHEX and Pharmaceutical Processing Magazine, Facility of the Year Award (Facility Integration) - Merck & Co., Global Clinical Supplies Manufacturing, Packaging and Warehouse Expansion (2011)
Contacts
Primary Contact: 
Jamie Wyper, AIA, Partner
Principals: 
Terry Jacobs, AIA; Jamie Wyper, AIA; LEED AP, Eric Bohn, AIA, Tim Lisle, AIA
Senior Associates: 
Magdalena Krapf, AIA, LEED AP, Christine Hofnagel, AIA; Jamie Doran; David Searles, AIA; Joseph Felicetti
Marketing: 
Isabelle Kellogg
PR: 
Isabelle Kellogg
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