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  • ULI Philadelphia Awards

    ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence

    IS-DG is a finalist in the ULI Philadelphia’s 2023 Biennial Awards for Excellence! Our project HarrowGate Dye Works Revival is included as a finalist in the small scale category. The project is located in the Harrowgate neighborhood at 3450 J Street and 3460 J Street. Winners will be announced live on June 15, 2023. Read…

  • IS-DG video

    This is IAN SMITH DESIGN GROUP.

    Much of who we are as people comes from the stories we have been told as well as the ones that we are a part of. As Architects, we work to identify the intertwined emotional narratives upon which we depend to prepare everyone for the environments we guide through design. ISDG is a team dedicated…
  • USModernist┬« Radio

    US Modernist Podcast: Down The Shore in Wildwood NJ: Daniel Vieyra + Stephanie Hoagland + Ian Smith

    USModernist┬« Radio Nov 21, 2022 USModernist┬« Radio is the largest open digital nonprofit educational archive for Modernist residential design in the world. In episode #275 host and executive producer George Smart sat down with Daniel Vieyra, Professor Emeritus in the Kent State University School of Architecture; Stephanie Hoagland, Principal and Architectural Conservator of Jablonski Building…

  • Center for Anti-Racism at Temple University

    PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Center for Anti-Racism at Temple University

    Born out of the George Floyd protests, Temple University issued an RFP to create the Center for Anti-Racism Research under the auspices of the Department of Africology and African American Studies. Selected in partnership with Pride Enterprises, this interior alteration and exterior addition to (2) existing hall buildings at Temple University for the Department of…

  • Office Charrette

    Office Charrette

    A recent project came through where we were able to utilize the combined talents of our team. With our interns participating, we facilitated an in-house charrette to discuss the project and potential outcome for the project. Input from all departments led to a lively discussion about how best to serve the project. We encourage the…
  • Dr. Lorenzo Woodson

    Interview with Dr. Woodson

    An interview with Dr. Lorenzo Woodson, discussing the lease and renovation process for his new practice Educational & Behavioral Consulting Services, LLC (Pediatric Center for Autism).

  • 3460 J Street

    3460 J Street In the News

    Our recently completed project at 3460 J Street was featured in the Philadelphia Magazine’s Real Estate & Home section!

  • 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…