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Philadelphia, PA
Completion Date
50 apartments

GALA is the result of a collaboration between a number of parties, including the Mt. Airy Baptist Church. This project is designed to engage the street corner, provide active and positive community activity along Limekiln Pike and East Haines Street, and accommodate the significant grade change with multi-level, multi-access design. The three-story building is designed to abut the front property setbacks and provide community spaces along much of the first floor corner public face.  A wellness center and medical suite is provided that will have visiting doctors serve the community. This building for seniors has active colors throughout that are not only beautiful but act as wayfinding cues for the seniors to easily navigate through the buildings many levels. This building not only respects its neighbors by designing using vernacular cues from the neighborhood like the brick base, vertical bays, and large windows but it is an eco-friendly building designed to follow Enterprise Green Building Communities standards. 

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