Study carrel designed for the Singh Center of Nanotechnology.
The first architecture studio at the University of Pennsylvania focused on building a study carrel for a space at the university. This carrel was designed after an analysis of the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. The design is intended to separate those using the study carrel from the busy environment of the area, as a conference room sits across the hallway. The barrier serves as a source for privacy as well as a small standing table for people who may be gathered in the hallway. A T-shaped desk encourages both collaboration and individual study.