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In The News | Hamilton Court Amenities Building Featured in Metal Architecture

In The News | Hamilton Court Amenities Building Featured in Metal Architecture

The Hamilton Court Amenities Building appeared in the April 2020 issue of Metal Architecture in a residential and mixed-use market feature.

Read Article: http://www.digital.metalarchitecture.com/#&pageSet=19

Coscia Moos Architecture Remains Operational During Coronavirus Outbreak

Coscia Moos Architecture Remains Operational During Coronavirus Outbreak

In response to the concerns surrounding the virus, all staff will be working remotely until further notice.

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, businesses and communities and changing our everyday life. The health and safety of our employees, clients, partners and their families is our top priority and our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by this virus, either directly or indirectly. While we have ceased any in-person meetings, our office is open and our team remains committed to providing our clients with the highest level of availability and performance and maintaining all project schedules.

We are monitoring the situation closely and will adjust protocols as new information becomes available from state and local authorities.

We wish you and your families good health during this challenging time and we thank you for your continued trust in our firm.

Oak Street Health Continues Expansion into Texas and Tennessee

Oak Street Health Continues Expansion into Texas and Tennessee

Coscia Moos Architecture is excited to help Oak Street Health continue to expand its clinics into two new states: Texas and Tennessee. The clinics will open later this year. Read more about the expansion in the below Business Insider article.

Read Article: Primary care startup Oak Street Health plans to open new clinics in two states

In The News | Chicago-based Primary Care Clinic Network Finds Memphis a ‘Natural Fit’ for Expansion

In The News | Chicago-based Primary Care Clinic Network Finds Memphis a ‘Natural Fit’ for Expansion

Coscia Moos Architecture has been Oak Street Health’s national architect since 2018, helping them design centers across the U.S. that support their unique care model. Read about Oak Street Health’s expansion into Memphis in the below Memphis Business Journal article.

Read Article: Chicago-based primary care network finds Memphis a ‘natural fit’ for expansion

The Clay Studio Breaks Ground on New Center

The Clay Studio Breaks Ground on New Center

On January 15, 2020, The Clay Studio celebrated the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art ceramic facility in South Kensington. Coscia Moos Architecture Principal Sergio Coscia currently serves as the chair on the Board of Directors of The Clay Studio and kicked off the groundbreaking ceremony with the following opening remarks. “When we first thought of this project, we asked ourselves ‘Why would an organization that’s been successful for 45 years in Old City pick itself up and build a new four-story home right here at 1425 N American Street?’ The demand by artists and clay enthusiasts of all ages was exploding and we could clearly no longer meet the demand in our current building in Old City. We had expanded up and out as far as we could and now served over 40,000 people, a growth overall of more than 200% in classes. So we knew we had to serve more.”

The 34,000-foot-structure designed by Digsau will be completed in the Spring of 2021. To learn more about The Clay Studio and their vision for the future center, visit www.theclaystudio.org/campaign.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s architecture critic, Inga Saffron, covered the Clay Studio’s move following the groundbreaking.

The Philadelphia Inquirer | With Clay Studio’s move to North American Street, a new creative cluster emerges in South Kensington | Inga Saffron

Coscia Moos Architecture Selected for City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Program

Coscia Moos Architecture Selected for City of Philadelphia’s Rebuild Program

Coscia Moos Architecture is thrilled to announce that we’ve been selected by the City of Philadelphia to provide on-call architectural services for the City’s Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) program. Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax, the multimillion-dollar Rebuild program improves neighborhood parks, playgrounds, recreation centers and libraries. Additionally, Rebuild promotes diversity and economic inclusion through engaging with small businesses, minority and women owned businesses in the design and construction industries. Engagement with community members is part of the Rebuild success plan, as community feedback will inform the improvements that are made to the facilities.

To learn more about Rebuild, visit www.phila.gov/programs/rebuild/.

In The News | The Poplar Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

In The News | The Poplar Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

We’re proud to be working with Post Brothers on The Poplar project in the West Poplar neighborhood of Philadelphia that is giving new career opportunities to residents in that area. Read the full article written by Inga Saffron and how Post Brothers is positively impacting residents.

Read article: Post Bros. promised to hire more minorities to work on their buildings. Here’s how they’re doing.

Coscia Moos Architecture Makes Donations to Local Organizations Helping Kids

Coscia Moos Architecture Makes Donations to Local Organizations Helping Kids

Last year, we made a donation to Mighty Writers, an organization that offers free writing programs and workshops to kids in Philadelphia and Camden. We connected with their mission of helping kids develop the building blocks to knowledge and are excited to support them again this year.

This year, we have also made a donation to SquashSmarts, a Philadelphia organization that offers intensive, long-term academic tutoring and squash instruction for free to underserved kids in the area. Read more about both organizations and their missions below.

Mighty Writers teaches kids to think and write with clarity through offering free writing programs and workshops at neighborhood locations in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. In 2018, the organization impacted the lives of over 3,500 Philadelphia kids, giving them the tools to succeed in school and in life. To learn more about the organization and how you can help visit www.mightywriters.org.

SquashSmarts is dedicated to improving the lives of underserved youth from Philadelphia public schools by providing intensive, long-term academic tutoring and squash instruction, while imparting high standards of personal integrity, health and fitness, and service to the community. To learn more about the organization and how you can help visit http://www.squashsmarts.org/.

In The News | Pencoyd Landing Takes Shape Along Schuylkill

In The News | Pencoyd Landing Takes Shape Along Schuylkill

Our project on the Schuylkill River is starting to take shape. The new seven-story hotel that will carry the Marriott Residence Inn flag in Bala Cynwyd is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2020.

Read the full article featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal here: Pencoyd Landing takes shape along Schuylkill

In the News | Hamilton Court Amenities Building Featured in Metal Construction News

In the News | Hamilton Court Amenities Building Featured in Metal Construction News

The Hamilton Court Amenities Building project was featured in an online article by Metal Construction News.

Read article: Hamilton Court Amenities Building Feature

In The News | Brandywine Reveals Plans for New Office Building, Park in King of Prussia

In The News | Brandywine Reveals Plans for New Office Building, Park in King of Prussia

Coscia Moos Architecture and Brandywine Realty Trust have teamed up for the redevelopment of 650 Park Avenue in King of Prussia. A new office building surrounded by a public par and trail.

Read article: Brandywine Reveals Plans for New Office Building, Park in King of Prussia

In The News | Brandywine Realty Trust Announces Plans for the Demolition and Visionary New Ground-Up Development of 650 Park Avenue

In The News | Brandywine Realty Trust Announces Plans for the Demolition and Visionary New Ground-Up Development of 650 Park Avenue

Coscia Moos Architecture was enlisted by Brandywine Realty Trust to design a contemporary ground-up development of 650 Park Avenue in King of Prussia. The project was recently featured online by AIA Philadelphia as demolition of the existing building begins.

Read article: Brandywine Realty Trust Announces Plans for the Demolition and Visionary New Ground-Up Development of 650 Park Avenue in King of Prussia Leading Commercial Real Estate Developer

Event | Coscia Moos Architecture Hosting PEA Stories with an Architect

Event | Coscia Moos Architecture Hosting PEA Stories with an Architect

Coscia Moos Architecture was asked to host the Philadelphia Emerging Architects (PEA) for an architectural discussion and tour of the office! More information about the event and registration can be found here: https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/events/pea-stories-architect-coscia-moos-architecture

Drexel University College of Electrical Engineering Receives Honorable Mention in 2019 Education Design Showcase

Drexel University College of Electrical Engineering Receives Honorable Mention in 2019 Education Design Showcase

We’re excited to announce that our project at Drexel University, the College of Electrical Engineering, Innovation Studio has received an Honorable Mention in College Planning & Management’s 2019 Education Design Showcase!

Read about the project here and check out all of this year’s winners using the link below!

2019 Education Design Showcase Winners

In The News | Modern Structure Stands Tall

In The News | Modern Structure Stands Tall

This article about the Hamilton Court Amenities Building was recently featured by Building Enclosure Online.

Read Article: Modern Structure Stands Tall

In The News | Temple Opens First Technology Retail Store on Campus

In The News | Temple Opens First Technology Retail Store on Campus

The doors are officially open for business at OWLtech, Temple University’s first retail technology store. The store offers students and faculty a light-filled and sleek environment on campus for fulfilling all of their technology needs.

Coscia Moos Architecture’s work for Temple University is featured in The Temple News.

Read article: Temple opens first technology retail store on campus

In The News | This little building defies Philadelphia’s street grid. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

In The News | This little building defies Philadelphia’s street grid. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

Read article: (The Inquirer) This little building defies Philadelphia’s street grid. Here’s why that’s a good thing. | Inga Saffron

In The News | Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

In The News | Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

Read Article: (The Inquirer) Two residential high-rises planned beside Quaker building in North Philly’s Poplar neighborhood

Coscia Moos Architecture Donates to Two Local Charitable Organizations

Coscia Moos Architecture Donates to Two Local Charitable Organizations

At the end of 2018, the Coscia Moos Architecture team came together to share and discuss several worthy organizations that we could support through donations. It was inspiring to see how many groups are dedicated to helping people in need or to help people get a better start in life. As a team, we decided to support two Philadelphia organizations whose mission is to help the next generation succeed. These very deserving organizations are Mighty Writers and Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.

Mighty Writers teaches kids to think and write with clarity through offering free writing programs and workshops at neighborhood locations in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. In 2018, the organization impacted the lives of over 3,500 Philadelphia kids, giving them the tools to succeed in school and in life. To learn more about the organization and how you can help visit www.mightywriters.org.

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia grants need-based scholarships to children from low-income Philadelphia families to help give them financial access to quality, safe, K-8th grade, tuition-based schools. CSFP currently serves more than 5,000 children enrolled at over 170 private and parochial schools. To learn more about the organization and how you can help visit www.csfphiladelphia.org.

 

 

626 North Delaware Avenue Passes Through Civic Design Review and Zoning

626 North Delaware Avenue Passes Through Civic Design Review and Zoning

We are excited to announce that our project at 626 North Delaware Avenue is moving ahead as a mixed-use car dealership and high-rise apartment building. The project went through the Civic Design Review process and received approval during the July 10 hearing and passed through the Zoning Board of Adjustment process in August. The currently empty lot at the intersection of North Delaware Avenue and Poplar Street in Northern Liberties will become the site of a 21-story, 140,055 square foot structure with a car dealership for the DeSimone Auto Group on the ground floor, three levels of parking and eleven levels of residential use totaling 96 units. The modern high-rise will include a ground floor café within the space of the dealership, as well as a private tenant lounge and 1,866 square foot roof deck, affording residents sweeping views of the waterfront and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Inspired by the model of other urban car dealerships around the world, our design principal conceptualized a vertically-oriented design. A key feature of the design is a 6-story glass base that acts as a display case for the cars contained within the building. In unique moments, the cars are allowed to penetrate the façade and are displayed proudly on marquees above pedestrians on the streets below.

 

Coscia Moos Architecture Donation

Coscia Moos Architecture Donation

We aren’t quite ready to let go of 2017 so we decided on one final act. CMA has given a donation to two local groups who we think do outstanding work; the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory and YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School.

The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory works with youth ages 14-21 from high incidence of crime areas and places them in a constructive environment to develop and apply academic skills. YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School offers young at-risk adults a high school diploma, valuable job skills and the opportunity to learn and grow in a community-oriented environment.

Be sure to check out these amazing groups and any support you can offer would be appreciated.

Mazzoni Center featured by Healthcare Design

Mazzoni Center featured by Healthcare Design

We are happy to announce that the Mazzoni Center continues to receive recognition, this time in Healthcare Design Magazine. Be sure to check out the article here, which discusses the great work Mazzoni does as Philadelphia’s first and largest LGBTQ healthcare provider.

Drexel University College of Engineering Innovation Studio Receives Recognition

Drexel University College of Engineering Innovation Studio Receives Recognition

Coscia Moos Architecture is pleased to announce that our project, the Drexel University College of Engineering, has been featured in an article co-written by Principal David Moos in the latest issue of SCUP Planning for Higher Education Journal. The article discusses maker spaces as a trend in higher education and how it was effectively executed for Drexel University. The article was co-written by Kimberly Miller and Adam Fontecchio of Drexel University. The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a community of higher education leaders responsible for the integration of planning on campuses throughout North America.

Click here to read the full article!

We are excited to share that this project has also been featured in College Planning & Management and Education Snapshots. Read the articles in the links below:

College Planning & Management: September 2018 Issue

Education Snapshots

Coscia Moos Architecture Wins Philadelphia Business Journal Soaring 76 Award

Coscia Moos Architecture Wins Philadelphia Business Journal Soaring 76 Award

Last night, Coscia Moos Architecture was honored to be among the recipients of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Soaring 76 Awards. The awards recognize the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia region. We are happy to be recognized for our continual growth and congratulate our fellow winners!

The Mazzoni Center

The Mazzoni Center

Our project, the Mazzoni Center, has recently been published in numerous outlets following it’s opening. We are thrilled to see the project, a 50,000 SF regional center serving the LGBT community including primary care, counseling, therapy, education and legal services, receive the recognition. Be sure to check out the many great articles on the project!

Curbed Philly

https://philly.curbed.com/2017/8/29/16161778/mazzoni-health-center-philadelphia-renovation-photos

Plan Philly

https://planphilly.com/articles/2017/08/30/august-30-blackwell-bike-lane-mazzoni-center-clean-and-saarinen

Citybizlist Philadelphia

https://philadelphia.citybizlist.com/article/442062/new-mazzoni-center-healthcare-and-social-services-community-center-by-coscia-moos-architecture-opens-in-philadelphia

Building Enclosure

https://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/87080-mixed-use-facility-supports-healthcare-center

AIA Philadelphia

https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/news/new-mazzoni-center-healthcare-and-social-services-community-center-coscia-moos-architecture

PARK(ing) Day 2017

PARK(ing) Day 2017

Coscia Moos Architecture was thrilled to partner with the Morris Animal Refuge for this years PARK(ing) Day. The annual event challenges teams to convert a parking space into a parklet. Located on 17th Street between Walnut and Moravian, Coscia Moos designed an angular enclosure that served as both a park and adoption center. The day was a great success with countless people visiting the parklet raising awareness of the shelter and 100% of all the animals were adopted. Be sure to check out the photos taken by Kendon Photography and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

Coscia Moos Architecture Launches Newly Designed Website

Coscia Moos Architecture Launches Newly Designed Website

Coscia Moos Architecture is pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website, www.cosciamoos.com. The website, designed and created by Peer Pressure Creative, features an updated clean appearance with a focus on imagery and ease of site navigation. The new design offers users the ability to easily explore the Coscia Moos Architecture website while viewing our extensive design portfolio. New to the website is further integration with social media, allowing users to share news or images to individual social media accounts. The website is also available on mobile creating a universal and seamless web experience. We hope you enjoy the new website and look forward to hearing your comments and thoughts!

Coscia Moos Architecture wins AIA Philadelphia Merit Award

Coscia Moos Architecture wins AIA Philadelphia Merit Award

Our project, Hamilton Court Amenities Building, has won an AIA Philadelphia Merit Award in the Unbuilt Category.

Post Brothers Apartments wanted to build an amenities building for Hamilton Court and requested a glass box with a pool on the roof. In response, we envisioned a different concept and fashioned clay models of an angular, sculptural building. Several design iterations produced multiple, angled planes over a rectangular base. The design team lightened the massing by encasing the form in glass and metal.

The final design is a two-story, 8,500sf building. The ground floor has two, street-facing retail spaces. A 2,500sf gym for tenants is located on the second level, along with an outdoor swimming pool. A sun deck is located on the roof, overlooking the pool. Hamilton Court residents can access the gym and terraces using a staircase or elevator.

The building-streetscape interaction is a critical component of the design. The two retail spaces are enclosed in a glazed curtain wall that wraps around three sides of the building. The curtain wall stretches to the second floor, and a perforated aluminum screen veils this level. To the west, the glass panes are set vertically. To the east, horizontal glass panes are framed by deep horizontal mullions and display views of the courtyard and residential housing. At strategic points, the screen is cut back to allow views of the interior and out to the street. At night, the screen is lit, allowing the interior to glow.

Conventional columns have been removed from the street level. The second floor rests on 4 V-shaped pipe columns, contrasting against the masonry mass of the pool. The screen rests delicately on the roof, tied back on stainless steel struts connected though integral clips to the curtain wall vertical mullions. A shift in the geometry of the screen allows for stairway passage between the glazed curtain wall, screen, and steel structure.

Aqimero Opens at the Ritz-Carlton

Aqimero Opens at the Ritz-Carlton

In conjunction with LW Design of Dubai, Coscia Moos Architecture was hired by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia to renovate their lobby restaurant into Aqimero, a Richard Sandoval restaurant. The restaurant is located in the iconic marble lobby, which is modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. The design challenge was to maintain the historicity of the space while updating it for Chef Sandoval’s show kitchen. A wood-burning grill is housed behind glass and visible from most seats in the restaurant. Aqimero officially opens on June 23, 2016.

Coscia Moos Architecture Commissioned to Design Addition to Rutger’s University Braun Laboratory

Coscia Moos Architecture Commissioned to Design Addition to Rutger’s University Braun Laboratory

Rutgers University has commissioned Coscia Moos Architecture to design an addition to the Braun Laboratory, part of the Waksman Institute for Microbiology. The Institute, located at the Busch campus in Piscataway, New Jersey, continues to expand its research program, requiring additional space.

Rutgers University wants to limit the impact of construction on lower floors for reasons of ongoing research. In response, Coscia Moos Architecture devised an innovative construction plan. The first and second floors of the Braun Laboratory will be shut down for eight weeks while the floor slab, framing, and building systems are constructed. The interior fit-out, exterior cladding, and roof will be built after the lower floors reopen.

This project is currently in design.