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Pearl Street Passage Team "When I Move you Move" Concepts Image Courtesy of The Lighting Practice

September 16, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, Pearl Street Passage, 2015 Festival
Pearl Street Passage Teams “When I Move You Move” and Team “Verge” are building installations that embody this year’s DesignPhiladelphia theme, SHIFT. Each team is working to create an immersive experience for Pearl Street Passage visitors that will change perceptions of design in Philadelphia. Meet the individuals who are making it happen... Team “When I Move You Move”: Kelly Ennis, Founding Principal architect at Ennis Nehez, Peter McBride, project manager at Ennis Nehez, Jeffrey A. Goettner, fabricator and designer at Jeffrey Allan Designs, Alfred Borden, Founding Principal at The Lighting Practice, and Lily Meier, and emerging architectural professional Kelly Ennis and Peter McBride are representing the architecture and interior design firm, Ennis Nehez is an office hot on the trail of an emerging design aesthetic in Philadelphia; one that respects and acknowledges the city's fundamentally historic character while it generates contemporary spaces exciting to Philadelphia audiences, urban newcomers and city veterans alike. Their strength as individual designers and as a design team is an emphasis on frank, fully-present and intimate communication in every project. Though their design process is a well-practiced dance from concept to construction, they meet each client and design challenge with a distinct and precise creative and...more
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Rendering of "Emoji Gate" for Pearl Street Passage.

September 9, 2015 | Pearl Street Passage, DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival
The installations for Pearl Street Passage are being fabricated, and we’re counting down the weeks until the 1200 block of Pearl Street is transformed into an interactive design experience during the DesignPhiladelphia Festival October 8-11. But who’s behind all of this? Meet “Periscope Tower” and “Emoji Gate” Team “Emoji Gate”: Amy Syverson, a project designer from Sikora Wells Appel; Keith Hartwig, an architect from KRH Design; Uri Pierre Noel, experience designer from Neuro Native Labs; and Carter Smith, an artist and mechanical engineer. Amy Syverson is a Project Designer at Sikora Wells Appel . She has been vital to conceptual design and production for the firm, ensuring that design communications clearly and thoughtfully illustrate design intent. Sikora Wells Appel specializes in landscape architectural design. Committed to the synthesis of design, ecology, and economy, their approach to design is rooted in an understanding of a community’s history and culture, a site’s context and ecology, and our interest in art in the landscape. Sikora Wells Appel’s services include land planning, landscape architecture, and urban design. Keith Hartwig and Uri Pierre Noel are representing Neuro Native Labs & KRH Design . Uri Pierre Noel is an Entrepreneur and Experience Designer that works with...more
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July 7, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival, Pearl Street Passage
We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to teams 5 and 6! Team 5: SELFless Gensler, Postgreen, Serena Saunders & Richard Vilabrera Gensler is widely recognized as the world’s leading collaborative design firm, not just the largest. The ability to work together as an integrated team is part of their DNA, and they’ve embraced it at every level, from Co-CEOs to studios and project teams. The focus of Gensler leadership is on serving clients effectively wherever they need services. Their one-firm firm ethos saves time, cuts costs and delivers innovation. They offer the design industry’s deepest bench of expertise, matched with experience gained by working with clients across the global economy. They bring that broad knowledge to bear on every project and location where they work. Postgreen Homes & Hybrid Construction 's mission is to provide lots of different by designing for you and building for tomorrow. Postgreen Homes creates sustainable communities through conscious development. They view social and environmental issues as opportunities to redefine modern living. Serena Saunders...more
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June 18, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival, Pearl Street Passage
The Philadelphia Center for Architecture is now accepting event proposals for the 11th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, taking place from October 8-16 . Working with over 150 partners each year, the DesignPhiladelphia Festival offers a wide range of open-sourced, independently organized, public programming to demonstrate Philadelphia's re-emergence as a 21st century city shaped by design, technology, and collaborative business practices. Events can include exhibitions, talks, workshops, demonstrations, tours, open studios, and street happenings - and span across all design disciplines. But what if you can't or don't want to organize an event? No problem! Here's a run down of some of the other ways you can join the SHIFT ! Activate Pearl Street Passage! Slated as the marquee event of the Festival, Pearl Street Passage will be a temporary, cutting-edge, outdoor exhibition on the 1100 block that will celebrate the Chinatown North/Callowhill neighborhood. Open to the public from October 8-12, the Passage will be created by 10 multi-disciplinary teams of architects, designers, artists, and fabricators, and offer guests an interactive, educational, and fun time. If you don't have a space to call your own, or you want to support this project and neighborhood, consider holding your event in the vicinity. The...more
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June 15, 2015 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2015 Festival, Pearl Street Passage
We've announced the teams for DesignPhiladelphia's Pearl Street Passage and now's your chance to get to know them a little better! In the next several weeks we'll be profiling each team. Today, we are pleased to introduce you to teams 3 and 4! Team 3: Jonathan Alderson, Provenance Architecturals, Jeanne Lombardo, and Margaret Williamson Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc. is a design practice that is focused passionately on developing innovative approaches to shaping the land. As a firm, they believe that the use of native plantings and appropriate materials combined with a strong regard for site and ecology can lead to the creation of extraordinary and sustainable places. They are committed to design that, born from the site, sculpts open space into artful form. Provenance Architecturals provides salvage & deconstruction, identifying materials worth salvaging and help clients to secure demolition bids; materials processing & installation, kiln drying and processing their reclaimed wood for installation; and design & build services, with in-house design consultation, build, and installation services for anything from a custom piece of furniture to entire rooms. They also have a retail/showroom location that is open to the public. Jeanne Lombardo is a 3D mixed media artist / sculptor,...more