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At any given time, we maintain our creative energy through active engagement in a wide array of design challenges. Below is a sampling of some of our current endeavors.
2019 Silver Medal Award
The AIA Philadelphia has recognized with Moto the Silver Medal Award. An honor reserved for the year's best unbuilt project. We are humbled.
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
The University of Pennsylvania recently commissioned Moto for a targeted renovation of the magnificent The Fisher Fine Arts Library, formerly known as the Furness Library by Frank Furness.
Sacred Space
The University of Pennsylvania recently commissioned Moto to design a nomadic sacred space for the student body to use for gatherings related to social impact and peaceful protest.
Locust Street Hotel
Originally built in 1851 as a residence for a prominent Philadelphia doctor, the building is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since its beginning, the historic rowhome has served many functions, including the headquarters of the New Century Guild, an organization devoted to meeting the needs of women in the labor force. Moto is currently reviving the building for another generation of use as a boutique hotel with twelve individual suites.
Catharine Street
A speculative development on Catherine Street, in the thriving Graduate Hospital section of Philadelphia, takes advantage of a double lot to expand the footprint of urban living. Currently under construction, the façade takes initial cues from the contextual brickwork of the neighborhood and then pushes the boundaries to create a screen wall for shade and privacy.
Murano Pied-à-terre
On the 20th floor of the Murano in Center City, Philadelphia, this 1400 square foot unit provides a pied-a-terre for a young couple. Moto is developing all interiors, including the sourcing of materials, finishes, and furniture.