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The Witherspoon Building Receives a Preservation Achievement Award

The Witherspoon Building received a 2023 Preservation Achievement Award for preservation that benefits economic development. Designed by Joseph M. Huston in 1896 as an office and education building for the Presbyterian Church, this beautiful ecclesiastical structure has been adapted into a 186-unit apartment hotel. The historic building now provides furnished rooms and hotel-like service to […]

Ramune publishes her first Book

Keeping all the good news flowing, Ramune Bartuskaite has published her first book, titled Women Rebuild; Stories Polemics Future . The launch will take place at her alma mater Monday November 11th at 6:30 pm at the Weitzman School of Design before it goes on tour through New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, and London.  […]

Marie up for a Barrymore Award

If you aren’t a theatre buff, you might have never heard of the Barrymore Awards. The Barrymores are an award given each year for excellence in theatre for Philadelphia area productions. They are like the Tony Awards but for Philly. So they are a big deal! The awards are named after the famous Philadelphia family […]

JKRP knows Mentoring

Dave Urffer and Nichole Howell have recently been recognized by ACE Mentoring as outstanding mentors! Nichole was named mentor of the month for April and Dave was awarded the Mentor of the Year award at their annual breakfast at the Crystal Tea Room.  Nichole has been mentoring ACE students alongside Dave for the last 4 […]

JKRP wins another Preservation Award!

Our ICON|1616 Walnut project has just been awarded a Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Grand Jury Award for outstanding project.  The building had been used as office space since it was completed in the late 1920s. The $50 million construction project took 18 months, and was completed in the spring of 2014.  It has been […]

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 […]

ICON 1616 Wins Grand Jury Award

ICON|1616 Walnut Street has been a landmark office building in Philadelphia since 1929, when it was designed by the notable architecture firm Tilden, Register & Pepper with Richard Yarnall. The building was originally built as a speculative office building and at the time received many awards for the its unique contemporary design at the 12th […]

Movers and Shakers

B-Mac (Bob) and I were at the Center for Architecture last night for the award of the annual Ed Bacon Prize honoring national individuals who have advocated for excellence in urban development, planning, thought, and design through conviction of vision.  The first awardee was former Philadelphia mayor and then Pennsylvania governor, Ed Rendell.  He was […]

JKR Partners Announces LEED Silver Recognition

In June, JKR Partners along with Dranoff Properties celebrated the achievement of LEED Silver Certification for 777 South Broad. JKR Partners designed this $70-million project that connected the southern half of Broad Street to the prominent Avenue of the Arts. This neighborhood oriented development (NOD) transformed the vacant parcel into a new 5-story structure with […]