The emphasis on ‘blight to bright’ framed a design context which emphasized the mix of existing elements with new ideas. Creating a mixed-use program which stimulated community interest was important to success of the project. With an art gallery on the ground floor and residential apartments above, the existing shell was stabilized and reused while interior spaces were demolished and reconfigured. The mixed palate of materials speaks to the nature of the community and ideas behind the project. The gallery’s glass corner is the fulcrum of the project serving as threshold between existing and new, light and dark, past and future.
Old Kensington, Philadelphia, PA
2009 AIA Philadelphia / Honor Award Built
2009 AIA Philadelphia / Merit Award Divine Detail
Area: 3200 Sq. Ft.
Areas of Practice
Architecture & Interior Design
Construction & Fabrication