I led design and ambitious proposal for a transformative mixed-use development in the heart of the Philadelphia’s emerging waterfront district. Anchored by a new arena for the Philadelphia 76ers, and with 4.2 million square feet of development including residential and commercial complexes as well as a wide variety of retail, dining, and entertainment amenities, the design creates a vibrant new waterfront destination for the city of Philadelphia.
A continuous waterfront esplanade that runs the entire length of the development site. The proposed Park at Penn’s Landing, bridging the busy Interstate 95, as well as improvements to the multi-modal Delaware River Trail and a new South Street pedestrian bridge extension ensure that the development ties into the surrounding historic neighborhoods of Old City, Independence Mall and Society Hill.
The new ~18,500-seat arena will be home to the Philadelphia 76ers and host an active program of music and performance events. On the north side of the new Park at Penn’s Landing, a new mixed-use retail, office, residential, and arena development will activate the waterfront all year-round. On the opposite side, a multi-use residential, retail, and entertainment development will activate the Park as well as the Marina Basin to the south.