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Challenge - Wharton San Francisco expanded and relocated its West Coast campus to the historic Hills Brothers Coffee Building to accommodate growing demand for its MBA and executive education programs.


Working closely with the Wharton team, John McGuire created a digital learning environment that allows the prestigious school to offer a wider range of custom business and entrepreneurial programming opportunities.



The Wharton School

University of Pennsylvania

Completed: 2011 / LEED Gold Certified

City: San Francisco

Size: 36,000 SF

Selected Publications


Wharton opens campus in search of startup appeal

Ari Levy, February 2013


Wharton’s Entire San Francisco Campus Earns LEED Gold Certification

Bridgette Meinhold, April 2013


gmatclub - forum

The Wharton San Francisco Campus

Dr. Shel (Shelly) Watts, January 2013

The Registry

At Wharton, Every Inch Counts

Sasha Vasilyuk, 7 May 2012

Philadelphia Business Journal

Class Notes: Wharton moving San Francisco campus

Peter Key, June 2011

Business Insider

Here’s Why You Should Get Your Wharton MBA In San Francisco

Katya Wachtel, June 2011

San Francisco Business Times

Wharton expands San Francisco ‘campus’ digs

Sarah Duxbury, June 2011

Business Wire 

Wharton | San Francisco Breaks Ground on New, Expanded Facility

June 2011

Case study classroom in action

Project with Gensler

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