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  • The Philadelphia Tribune

    Ian Smith Featured in The Philadelphia Tribune

    Ian was featured in the June 11th issue of The Philadelphia Tribune. The article dug deep into Ian's philosophy for IS-DG and how he got started in the business. Ian discussed a few projects and what they mean to the firm. He also touched upon the role of race in business and architecture in particular.…
  • Preservation Alliance Board

    Preservation Alliance 25th anniversary

    The 2021 Preservation Achievement Awards program took place in a virtual ceremony (for the last time I hope) on Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 PM. It was our 28th annual awards program, and marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Preservation Alliance. The Awards received rave reviews, now you can watch the show…
  • Joe Frazier Gym Philadelphia

    Joe Frazier Gym and the National Register of Historic Places

    Philadelphia has many historic African American sites because it was a major destination for African Americans fleeing the oppressive South. Unfortunately barely one percent of the Pennsylvania listings on the National Register of Historic Places are related to African American history. Some changes are being made, and in 2012, the National Park Service added Joe…
  • North 22nd Street Commercial Corridor

    North 22nd Street Commercial Corridor Development

    Allegheny West Foundation worked with the Community Design Collaborative's design team to expand on the City of Philadelphia's recent improvements to the North 22nd Street Commercial Corridor that included new sidewalks, crosswalks, and lighting. The goal was to further improve the pedestrian experience with a new pocket park and façade improvements for both businesses and…
  • Bethel Burying Ground

    Bethel Burying Ground Final Round Selection

    The City of Philadelphia and the Bethel Burying Ground Historic Site Memorial Committee are commissioning a public art memorial to recognize and celebrate the African Americans buried at the historic Bethel Burying Ground, located beneath Weccacoe Playground in Queen Village. The City and the Committee selected four public art memorial design concepts to choose from…
  • Mindy Fullilove

    Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

    The Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards (EBUDA), Dr. Mindy Fullilove, Student Question and Answer event with selected students in the Community College of Philadelphia. Unique with this event the EBUDA committee arranged for Dr. Fullilove to speak directly to the a group of selected students from the Community College of Philadelphia's Architecture, Design & Construction Department.…
  • Diverse by Design

    Diverse by Design: Careers in Architecture

    East Coast Executives & Brandywine Realty Trust hosted a discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in Architecture including a tribute to Julian Abele. This panel of leaders in the field of Architecture discussed Architecture and Design careers and actionable measures to advance diversity. Moderator: Michael Spain, Director of Design Education at Center for Architecture and…
  • EPiC Firm

    2020 EPiC Awards

    IS-DG loves the EPiC initiative from AIA Pennsylvania. EPiC Firms are recognized for their work in assisting Emerging Professionals in Architecture. We are committed to making this an integral practice at IS-DG. This year’s awards were announced during the virtual presentation on Thursday November 19, 2020. For the complete video, click HERE (the EPiC recognition is at…

  • Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

    CTBUH Philadelphia Chapter Presents: Public Common Space

    Free online webinar, Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat together with the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania has assembled a panel of thought leaders for a symposium to address the history, future and current events surrounding PUBLIC COMMON SPACE. The discussion…
  • Award Winning Historical Renovation in Rittenhouse

    2122 Locust Street Featured in the Architect Magazine

    Thank you to Architect Magazine on their recent article abut the work we were a part of for 2122 Locust Street. From a terrible fire, a gorgeous building was reborn. Winner of 2019 Grand Jury Prize from the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Photography by Sam Oberter.