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Building 18: Anthropologie Brand Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The adaptive reuse of Building 18 in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard is the latest addition to the award-winning, multi-phased corporate campus MSR has designed for Urban Outfitters. Built in 1904, it is the largest single-story building for an individual brand on the campus. The new office space features, layout, and aesthetic provide an atmosphere where creativity can flourish.

Image Courtesy © MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Image Courtesy © MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

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Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre in Philadelphia, PA by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced today they will jointly develop the “Comcast Innovation and Technology Center” on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia. The proposed $1.2 billion 59-story, 1,121-foot tower will neighbor Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the City by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer space for local technology startups.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
  • Client: Comcast, Liberty Property Trust
  • Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Nigel Dancey, Grant Brooker, Andy Bow, Russell Hales, James Barnes, Katy Roach, Dominik Hauser, Chris West, Chad Bishop, David Burton, Heidi Chi, William Gordon, Insub Lee, Yuan Hsin Lo, Andreas Peyerl, Alfredo Gonzalaez Pleguezuelos, Paola Nene Saktis, Eva Seo-Andersen, Rosy Subberwal, Theodoros Themistocleous, Sarah Wai, Emilio Ortiz Zaforas.
  • Collaborating Architect: Kendall Heaton Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mechanical and ElectricalEngineers: Bala
  • Landscape Consultant: Olin Studio
  • Lighting Consultant: Susan Tillotson
  • LEED Consultant: Atelier Ten
  • Façade Consultant: Israel Berger + Associates
  • Main Contractor: Driscoll
  • Appointment: 2013
  • Construction Start: 2014
  • Projected Completion: 2017
  • Site Area: 62,410ft² (5,797.89m²)
  • Area (Gross): 1,799,244ft² (167,149m²)

Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA by SMP Architects

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: SMP Architects

Youth United for Change, a teenage activist group in this distressed urban neighborhood, was instrumental in charging the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to create a smaller high school that would encourage students to graduate rather than drop out with little hope for the future. Coupled with this request was their desire for “a green school” that would provide a bright, healthy learning environment, in contrast to their home living conditions.

Image Courtesy SMP Architects

  • Architects: SMP Architects
  • Project: Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: SRK Architects
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2010
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 88,450 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Hours of Operation: 8 AM – 4PM, but open to public 7 days a week and after 4:30
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $25,000,000.00

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Renovation of a Financial Service Office in Philadelphia, PA by Davis Brody Bond / Spacesmith

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Article source: Spacesmith, LLP

“As part of an on-call agreement, a leading financial services provider (LFSP) enlisted Davis Brody Bond in partnership with Spacesmith to renovate and expand their 9,200 sf office into an adjacent 6,600 sf of space on the 16th floor of the Cira Center in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. This phased renovation was coordinated with LFSP’s design & construction team in NYC & their facilities team in Philadelphia & Wilmington. Established LFSP workplace, finish, IT, security and AV standards were incorporated.

Image Courtesy Spacesmith, LLP

  • Architects: Davis Brody Bond / Spacesmith, LLP
  • Project: Renovation of a Financial Service Office at Cira Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Master Plan for the Central Delaware in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Cooper, Robertson & Partners; KieranTimberlake and OLIN

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Cooper, Robertson & Partners; KieranTimberlake and OLIN

Master plan for 6 miles of the Delaware River waterfront in Center City Philadelphia, based on the Civic Vision which was prepared through an extensive public engagement planning process. The goal of the plan is to provide a practical implementation strategy for the phasing and funding of public realm enhancements to the waterfront, including the locations of parks, a variety of waterfront trails, and connections to existing upland neighborhoods.

Images Courtesy Brooklyn Digital Foundry

  • Architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners; KieranTimberlake and OLIN
  • Name of Project: Master Plan for the Central Delaware
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Owner: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Associate Architect: Kelly/Maiello Architects & Planners
  • Photo Credit: Brooklyn Digital Foundry

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Light Drift in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by howeler + yoon architecture

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: howeler + yoon architecture

INTERACTIVE RFID LIGHTING INSTALLATION

LIGHT DRIFT is a temporary interactive lighting installation along the edge of the Schuylkill River that will draw viewers into a playful engagement with the artwork, the river’s edge, and each other. The project creates a field of lighting elements that are arrayed along the waterfront, with elements on land and in the water.

  • Architect: howeler + yoon architecture
  • Name of Project: Light Drift
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Project team: J. Meejin Yoon, Eric Höweler, Ryan Murphy, Parker Lee, Jennifer Chuong, Lauren McClellan, Man Yan Lam, Yushiro Okamoto, Kris Swick, Dan Sullivan, Jeremy Jih
  • Electronics Engineer: Mark Feldmeier
  • Year: 2010

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Jackhammer in Philadelphia by Plumbob

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

First LEED-H Gold Residential/Commercial live/work space in the City of Philadelphia

Formerly a convenience store and significant loitering/drug dealing corner property, neighbors seemed pleased when it caught on fire and was demolished in 2005. The architects felt it was important to restore the life and sense of community to this small but unique corner of Fishtown. While only 14’-0” wide and barely a 700 sf site footprint, they managed to create a vibrant, light-filled commercial space on the ground floor and basement as well as one residential dwelling on the 2nd and 3rd floors with a large green roof.

jackhammer

Jackhammer - Photo by Tim McDonald

  • Owner / Developer: Onion Flats
  • Architect: Plumbob Llc.(Kurt Schlenbaker, Tim McDonald, Howard Steinberg,)
  • Green Roof & Rainwater Harvesting: G.R.A.S.S. (Green Roots And Solar Systems)
  • General Contractor: JIG Inc (Project Manager Kurt Schlenbaker)
  • LEED Rater: Magrann Assoc. (Sam Klein)
  • Photo Credits: Tim McDonald
  • Location: 636 Belgrade St., Fishtown / Philadelphia
  • Year: 2007

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THIN FLATS in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia by Plumbob Llc.

Friday, April 15th, 2011

First LEED-H Platinum duplex residences in the U.S.A.

This eight unit residential project explores the highly efficient and architecturally latent potentials hidden within the traditional form of the Philadelphia “Row” home. The vertical rhythm, regularity yet diversity of this most prevalent residential urban typology was the primary source of inspiration for this experiment. Thin faces fronting both Laurel and Pollard Streets mask and blur conventional lines of demarcation between all eight duplex dwellings both vertically and horizontally. In the process, a degree of density yet expansiveness uncommon to the thin space of the urban duplex emerges.  The Philadelphia “Row” is by nature a long, thin slice of dense, sustainable, urban space, typically ‘light-deficient’ and insular at its core. Thin Flats questions this traditional ‘deficiency’ by spatially reconfiguring the relationship between the interior and it’s skin such that its ‘core’ is flooded with light and air. This skin also affords each room on the ‘periphery’ of the dwelling the ability to step outside, and yet remain within the skin.

View of south façade (Images Courtesy Mariko Reed)

  • Architect: Plumbob Llc.
  • Architect Names : Tim McDonald, Howard Steinberg, Jim Sanderson
  • Name of Project: THIN FLATS
  • Location: Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
  • Owner / Developer: Onion Flats
  • Structural Engineer: AEC (Associated Engineering Consultants Inc.)
  • Green Roof & Rainwater Harvesting: G.R.A.S.S. (Green Roots And Solar Systems)
  • General Contractor: JIG Inc (Project Manager Kurt Schlenbaker)
  • LEED Rater: Magrann Assoc. (Sam Klein)
  • Photo Credits: Mariko Reed, Sam Oberter, Tim McDonald

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THE MODULES Apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Interface Studio Architects

Friday, March 11th, 2011

In recent years, the market for student housing has become increasingly competitive, with design-savvy, environmentally-sensitive students choosing between a variety of on- and off-campus living options.  The Modules is a 160-bed, 80,000-square-foot building on a half-acre site near Temple University in Philadelphia. The project responds to an emerging student housing market around the Temple campus as the school transitions from a commuter school  to a residential institution.

Modules Apartment

  • Architect: Interface Studio Architects
  • Project: The Modules Apartment
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Status: Built
  • Developer/ GC / Property Manager: Equinox Management & Construction, LLC (more…)

Ecological Reconfiguration of Philadelphia by ecosistema urbano

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

ecosistema urbano believes that the revitalization of urban life is not obtained merely by architecture alone, but by focusing on solutions which encompass all aspects of the city system.  Regenerating the networks of social, environmental, and physical elements plants the seed for flourishing, liveable urban communities.  The ecological reconfiguration of Philadelphia uses the city’s strong history of citizen participation to develop a sustainable and economically-viable landscape.

Aerial view of Philadelphia

Fast facts:

Project Author:           [ecosistema urbano]

Design Team:

Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo, Constantino Hurtado, Elena Prieto, Jaime Eizaguirre, Emily Kohl, Luisa Zancada, Hector Jimenez, Maria Eugenia LaCarra, Antonio Fernandez Caro, Francisco Blanco, Dario Vigil.

Project Lead for Urban Voids Project

City Parks Association of Philadelphia
City Parks Association stimulates visionary thinking about natural resources and open space in the urban community. From its founding in 1888, City Parks Association has encouraged the establishment and maintenance of public parks and open spaces in the city of Philadelphia.
City Parks’ programs foster ongoing dialogue and collaborative action among people committed to the stewardship of our city’s natural resources.
www.cityparksphila.org

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