Philadelphia Magazine

The goal for the new workplace was to re-energize the organization by creating a transparent and highly collaborative ‘newsroom’ atmosphere.

Workplace Design | 20,000 SF | Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Magazine is the premier regional digital and print publication.  They have their finger on the pulse of the city providing topical, in-depth reports on region-business trends, political analysis, metropolitan planning, sociological trends, plus critical reviews of the cultural, sports and entertainment scene. 

The magazine relocated their headquarters to The Curtis; an iconic building during the publishing era. 

The goal for the new workplace was to reenergize the organization by creating a transparent and highly collaborative ‘newsroom’ atmosphere.  The open office environment takes advantage of the high volume and architectural details of the historic building offering treetop views of Washington Square.  The space is grounded by a central architectural element constructed of glass and concrete providing a comfortable ‘living room’ retreat space.  A diverse mix of spaces are located throughout the office with access to technology to support a variety of flexible meetings.  A large open café with modern amenities contribute to the community culture.

The magazine wanted to celebrate their exemplary Philadelphia brand and history.   Custom super graphics and murals create an impactful sense of arrival at reception.  Historic magazine covers canvas the boardroom walls along with articles about the significant history of the organization.  Imagery in the café pay homage to the magazines famous ‘Best of Philly’ annual awards.

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Photography by Jay Greene Photography.