Topic: Philadelphia

LRK Philly Volunteers with CDC

Posted by Katherine Martin on February 12th, 2018

Several members of LRK’s Philadelphia studio have volunteered their design skills to help the Community Design Collaborative, an organization that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, with a conceptual design for affordable housing.

The design for Mount Vernon Manor, located in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, required 200 volunteer hours.

A long-vacant rowhome and two adjacent vacant lots offer Mount Vernon Manor CDC an opportunity to pursue a mixed-use development combining its new offices with affordable apartments. A recessed “front porch” and a glass storefront will draw residents into the CDC’s offices, which will include a community room accommodating 100. A separate entrance with an elevator will make the apartments above accessible. The renovated rowhome next door will provide a family with affordable housing. Read more

Take a Virtual Tour of LRK-Planned Waterside

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 18th, 2018

Take a virtual tour of the transformed Waterside neighborhood development that features an eight-acre riverfront park, nearby transit, and a variety of housing types. Located in Bensalem, Penn., Waterside strengthens the Delaware River’s prominence with a half-mile linear greenway animated with trails, marina, shops, and cafes. LRK provided planning services for this project Mignatti Companies. 

LRK's Philadelphia Office Working with San Antonio Housing Authority on Transformation Plan for Alazan Courts

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 9th, 2017

San Antonio Express News - LRK’s Philadelphia office is working with the San Antonio Housing Authority to develop a collaborative Transformation Plan (TP) for the city’s Alazan Courts neighborhood and an FY 2017 Choice Neighborhood Implementation grant submission. Nando Micale assisted the housing authority in unveiling its plans at a commmunity meeting Wednesday night. Read more.

AIA Pennsylvania Recognizes LRK as Firm Fostering Emerging Professionals

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 11th, 2017

LRK's Philadelphia office was recognized by AIA Pennsylvania as one of the 2017 AIA Firms Fostering Emerging Professionals. The three main criteria for the Firm Fostering Emerging Professionals recognition includes the quality of the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), leadership, and the level of support and flexibility offered by a firm throughout the ARE testing process. 

LRK Philly Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 25th, 2017

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, daylong global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public mini-parks, or "parklets". In Philadelphia, approximately 60 volunteer teams design, build, and install these temporary 170 square-foot parklets throughout the city as a gift to their fellow citizens.

LRK Philadelphia - Announcing Our New Studio Location

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 18th, 2016

LRK is excited to announce the opening of its newest studio location in Philadelphia’s Center City. Led by Principals Jim Constantine, Gonzalo Echeverria, and Nando Micale, LRK Philadelphia will expand the firm’s full-service architectural, urban design, planning, and interior design services to the Mid-Atlantic. This new studio will capitalize on the regional growth along the Northeast Corridor and is anchored by Philadelphia’s resurgence as a headquarters city and a destination for millennials.