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Royal Theater Breaks Ground

Our Royal Theater project on South Street in Center City has finally broken ground. After years (decades) of neglect, and more than a few developers passing on the project, we have finally been able to get something started.  There has been a lot of controversy over the development of the site.  Many people would have […]

Avenue of the Arts Project Taking Off

We were on a walking tour recently and overheard the tour guide say that this current development boom just feels different. Sure, you have the usual names like Carl Dranoff, Tom Scannapieco, Allan Domb, Brandywine Realty Trust and even Brickstone making major moves all over the city, but it’s also worth noting, the guide said, that outside […]

Young designers showcased in Screentrade Magazine

Be on the lookout for the next issue of Screentrade magazine.  We have a great relationship with this magazine and are fortunate enough to be their go to contact to weigh in on all issues regarding architectural theater design. This month they are showing off our young talent in a feature article.

Nugent Senior Apartments Wins Preservation Award

Built in 1895, the brick-and-terra cotta old-age home was designed to look like a château. Philanthropist George Nugent, who made his fortune operating a textile mill near what is now East Falls, bequeathed the money for the retirement home in his will. During his years as a Baptist deacon, Nugent was concerned about the living […]

ReInvention AIA, DC

Izzo here: Jose and I recently took part in the the AIA’s Reinvention housing convention in Washington, DC where we toured some good residential architecture and sat in on some informative lectures.  Highlights of the event were the awesome tours of housing by local architects.  SeaUA, a shipping container multifamily project by Travis Price Architects […]

8 on Race project coming along.

A few months ago our 8 on Race project began and what was once a derelict old building is rapidly becoming a fancy new residential development. There will naturally be, wait for it….. 8 private residences! Here is a picture of what it was, what it is currently, and what it will be in the […]

Anthony Wayne II Opens to Great Fanfare!

Our Anthony Wayne II project, affectionately know around the office as T-Wayne or Tony Wayne had its grand opening yesterday afternoon after a few months of operation.  The project provides affordable housing for seniors in the Grays Ferry neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Nine years ago we completed the first phase which converted an old school into […]

Southstar Lofts Grand Opening April 2014

This time last year, the JKR Team of Jerry Roller, Jonathan Broh, Mike Izzo and Zachary Gulick attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Southstar Lofts, Dranoff Properties’ latest mixed-use project along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia. JKR Partners designed the new $32 million upscale development with 85 luxury apartments and 10,000sf of […]

Ave of the Arts building going Apartments.

We are continuing our hot streak on the 1300 block of Chestnut Street and working our way up North on Broad. If you didn’t already know, we’ve done the schematic plans for the Juniper Hotel, we’ve fit out Dick Blick, we’ve done the Lucky Strike, we’ve done the Olive Garden, and we’ve done the Capital […]

Bank Street project in Old City

Tucked in a hard to find little oasis right off Market Street in Old City lies a new little 4 townhouse gem. In a small lot on Bank Street, between Second and Third Streets where the former 5 Spot used to entertain late night revelers before it was destroyed in a fire, is our new […]