• CECIL BAKER PARTNERS NEWS

2017

PROJECT NEWS

Cecil Baker + Partners has been selected to design the expansion of the historic Chestnut Hill Fire Station, Philadelphia’s oldest active firehouse. The City of Philadelphia has engaged the firm to update the building’s facilities while preserving its historic character and reinforcing the Fire Department’s connection to its community. Partner Eric Leighton explains, “in Chestnut Hill, we will be focused on devising the best architectural solution to modernize Engine 37, while preserving its historic integrity and engaging the community in conversations about the building’s expansion.”

Read more at: aiaphiladelphia.org

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IN THE PRESS

NewCourtland Apartments at Allegheny Phase II was recently completed, following work on Phase 1 and a LIFE Center at the North Philadelphia site at 1900 W. Allegheny Avenue. Melissa Romero of Curbed Philly spoke to Partner Nancy Bastian and NewCourtland’s Max Kent about changing our approach to senior housing.

Read more at: philly.curbed.com

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FIRM NEWS

Partner Nancy Bastian recently spoke at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency’s Housing Forum in Harrisburg alongside client Max Kent, NewCourtland Senior Services. Their presentation, "The Art of Design Meets the Art of Aging: Affordable Housing with Services,” addressed design approaches to meeting the unique needs of seniors and supporting their ability to age in place.

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IN THE PRESS

Cecil Baker talks to reporter Sandy Smith in the May 2017 issue of Philadelphia Magazine about "what we could have, why we don’t have it, and the architects who can give it to us."

Read Cecil’s take on Philadelphia architectural trends in print or online at: www.phillymag.com

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IN THE PRESS

Construction is underway at 2108-2110 Walnut, a project featuring the adaptive reuse of a Frank Furness-designed brownstone with an addition to bring nine condominiums, a five-story addition, and an adjacent new nine-story building to the site.

Curbed Philly discusses the project at: philly.curbed.com

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PROJECT NEWS

Cecil Baker + Partners has completed the architectural design of One Riverside in Philadelphia’s Fitler Square neighborhood. Dranoff Properties’ 22-story luxury condominium building at 210 S. 25th Street is the first new construction of its kind to be completed in Center City, Philadelphia since 2010. We have worked with Dranoff Properties since 2012 to transform a long underutilized site along the banks of the Schuylkill River and were pleased to celebrate the project at the May 2, 2017 ribbon cutting ceremony.

Read more at:
aiaphiladelphia.org
www.philly.com
phillymag.com
philly.curbed.com

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IN THE PRESS

500 Walnut, the CBP-designed ultra luxury high-rise overlooking Independence Mall, celebrated its topping off on March 23, 2017. With 30 built-to-suit condominiums and extensive amenities located at this pivotal historic site, the building responds to the scale and rhythms of its surroundings. Completion is anticipated later this year.

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bizjournals.com
philly.com
philly.curbed.com

 

2016

IN THE PRESS

The Tioga Family Center, located at 1822-26 W. Tioga Street, recently started constuction. This highly energy efficient affordable housing facility will provide 24 units of family-friendly affordable housing in new construction on an empty lot. Developer Gaudenzia is a nonprofit leader in the field of addiction treatment and recovery services, helping people affected by drug and alcohol dependency, mental illness and related conditions achieve a better quality of life. The project is expected to be completed in 2017.

Read more at: aiaphiladelphia.org

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IN THE PRESS

CBP-designed Van Pelt Mews, a 12-unit luxury townhouse project in the Rittenhouse, was recently featured in Philadelphia Magazine’s Property blog. The project combines the historic restoration of a 19th-century townhouse and carriage house on Sansom Street with nine large new homes fronting on Van Pelt Street.

Read more at: phillymag.com

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IN THE PRESS

The Inquirer recently covered the plans we developed for 4th and Callowhill, including 454 residential units, 233 parking spots on four levels (one underground), 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and a sprawling public green space that filters water into a drainage tunnel running through the area.

Read more at: The Inquirer

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IN THE PRESS

The CBP-designed Marie Lederer Senior Center in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philadelphia recently celebrated a ten-year anniversary. We’d like to thank Al Heavens for covering the story in the Philadelphia Inquirer. This project converted an historic hospital building into 70 units of affordable housing for seniors.

Read more at: philly.com

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IN THE PRESS

1324 North Broad St., a 17-story mixed use new construction project, was recently granted Civic Design Review and Zoning approvals. The plans include 180 units of housing and ample bicycle parking. The project was featured on Curbed Philly at:

Read more at: philly.curbed.com

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IN THE PRESS

Cecil Baker is honored as a "civic savior" in the Best of Philadelphia issue of Philadelphia Magazine. We are humbled and pleased to see Cecil counted amongst the "Movers, shakers, creators, instigators: the Philadelphians who are crushing it right now."

Read more at: phillymag.com

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IN THE PRESS

College Planning and Management features Cecil Baker + Partners designed Jefferson Accelerator Zone in their June 2016 issue, alongside two other college facilities with unique facades. The article looks at how the kite-like front of this structure not only reflects the mission of the Accelerator Zone but also impacts the vitality of the street.

Read more at: webpcm.com