School District of Philadelphia

administrative headquarters

Philadelphia, PA | 890,000 SF

A five-story former printing facility for the Philadelphia Inquirer was repurposed as the administrative offices of the Philadelphia School District. A newly created interior atrium was cut through the building to provide natural light to the expansive floor plates. A central circulation spine was designed to connect the new Broad and 15th Street entrance lobbies. The glass-enclosed Broad Street entry vestibule provides a transparent and inviting face to the public. Contextually designed fenestration and site landscaping was employed to further establish the building's public identity.

Merit |

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Design Awards, Adaptive Reuse Bronze Award

Philadelphia Business Journal, Best Real Estate Deals, Runner-Up

McGraw Hill Construction, Mid-Atlantic Best of 2005 Adaptive Reuse Merit Award

“A Second Life.” American School and University

“If the Building Fits, Use It.” School Planning and Management

“Developers getting back to business on N. Broad.” The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A North Broad Street REBIRTH.” The Philadelphia Inquirer