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L2Partridge is excited to be part of this year’s AIA Philadelphia Architecture Exhibit on display…

L2Partridge Featured at Liberty Place for AIA Exhibition

L2Partridge is excited to be part of this year’s AIA Philadelphia Architecture Exhibit on display in the rotunda of Liberty Place. Every year, Architects from around the Philadelphia area showcase their recent work in Center City for the public to see. This year, L2Partridge has four projects on display. Two of the projects have already been completed and are occupied: Endo Health Solutions, a ground-up building in Malvern, PA; and University of the Sciences’ IPEX Building, a campus building designed to house a brand new university graduate program called the Physician Assistant Education Program. Both buildings were designed utilizing sustainable design principles. Endo Health Solutions achieved LEED-NC Silver certification, and the IPEX Building achieved 3 Green Globes certification. Also on display is Midtown Park, a multi-family residential building in Wilmington, DE, which is currently under construction. The project consists of two residential buildings split by a new street intended for pedestrian use and street festivals. The final project on display is the Museum and Memorial for the Baltic Way, a competition entry we submitted last year. The fictional project is located in Riga, Latvia – one of the three Baltic States the project is designed to honor.

The exhibition will be on display from until February 18th.
Be sure to stop by and check out the great work done by local architects and designers!

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The Henderson Group celebrated a milestone last week with the topping off of the L2Partridge…

Brandywine 6 Tops Off

The Henderson Group celebrated a milestone last week with the topping off of the L2Partridge designed Brandywine 6 Office Building. Located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the newly constructed building will become the home of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, the largest banking institution in Delaware County. The ceremony, led by Henderson CEO Brian Coyle, honored key members of the team including L2P’s own Design Principal Bob Little, who is responsible for the building’s design. As is tradition, the last beam to be added to the building was painted white, allowing everyone involved in the making of Brandywine 6 to sign the beam. Following everyone’s signature, the final beam was lifted by crane and connected to the rest of the steel structure. Next up, adding the enclosure!

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L2Partridge Design Principal Bob Little standing with Andy Washabaugh, a director at the Henderson Group.

A rendering of Brandywine 6 produced by L2Partridge.

A rendering of Brandywine 6 produced by L2Partridge.

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The Brandywine 6 Design Team: George Little, Bob Little, and Kristin Seage.

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The steel workers standing in front of the final beam.

The steel workers bolt the final beam into place.

Following the ceremonial hoisting of the signed beam, the steel workers bolt the final beam into place.

The building's main entry is signified by a protruding angle supported by a tripod column.

The building’s main entry is signified by a protruding two-story angle supported by a tripod column. While the building’s facade is mostly precast concrete, this portion of the building will feature a glass curtain wall.

A close-up of the tripod column.

A close-up of the tripod column.

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A close-up of a typical column/beam connection. The brackets welded to the front of the columns are positioned to hold precast concrete panels currently waiting to be lifted onto the building.

These precast panels, designed by L2Partridge, have been produced by Universal Concrete in BLANK specifically for Brandywine 6. The idea behind the design was to create a repeatable system that would create texture and dynamic shadows as the sun moves across the facade.

These precast panels, designed by L2Partridge, have been produced by Universal Concrete for Brandywine 6. The idea behind the design was to create a repeatable system that would create texture and dynamic shadows as the sun moves across the facade.

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L2Partridge is excited to announce that this week we received an AIA Merit Award for…

Midtown Park Awarded AIA Merit Award

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L2Partridge is excited to announce that this week we received an AIA Merit Award for an Unbuilt Project.

Midtown Park, which is currently under construction, is an urban mixed-use residential complex planned to be constructed on the site of a former two level parking structure of the same name in Wilmington, Delaware. Located only a few blocks from the Center City Business District, the developer (Buccini Pollin Group) for this project has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Parking Authority of Wilmington, in an effort to help fulfill a broader urban initiative focused on revitalizing downtown Wilmington.

The new complex will consist of two buildings, one a four-level structure with a five-level parking garage below grade, and the other, a nine level tower. The buildings are linked by an enclosed pedestrian bridge at the second level. In response to the urban context, and important to the design, is the creation of a new pedestrian-friendly street (Burton Place) between the two buildings to be used as an area for block parties, markets, and other neighborhood events. The complex is scheduled to be complete in 2018.

More Information on Midtown Park

The critics commented that the project respectfully contributed to the larger urban agenda while also providing housing for a wide variety of individuals and families.

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Design Principal Bob Little, AIA, accepting the award on Wednesday evening at The Kimmel Center.

 

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This past Monday marked the critical point for the Buccini Pollin owned Midtown Park, a…

Midtown Park breaks ground in Wilmington.

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This past Monday marked the critical point for the Buccini Pollin owned Midtown Park, a complex of two apartment buildings connected by a pedestrian bridge designed by L2Partridge, as the groundbreaking ceremony kicked off at 9am. The project, which has been in development for a number of years is moving forward, off the drawing boards and into construction. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the project’s site under the 90+ degree sun. There was a great turnout and a few key personnel spoke about the large political and financial efforts that made the project possible. Governor Jack Markell of Delaware, Mayor Dennis P. Williams of Wilmington, and Council Member Dr. Hanifa Shabazz were recognized and shared a few words. The Department of Public Works, Office of Economic Development, and the Office of Real Estate and Housing, were also key to the kick-off of Midtown Park.  Governor Markell noted that this project will be “transformational” for the City of Wilmington. Mayor Williams remarked on the increased economic development the project will bring to the city: “When you see cities building, its means the city is alive… Wilmington is alive and well, ladies and gentlemen.”

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Midtown Park is located on the site of the once iconic parking structure known as “Midtown Parking.” As part of the complex, 200 apartments, retail, and 500+ much needed parking spaces are planned to be completed sometime in 2018.

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Stay tuned for updates as Midtown Park rises.

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