News

The latest news.

    Loading posts...
  • Joe Frazier’s Gym – National Treasure

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation secured the Joe Frazier’s Gym recognition as a National Treasure. Ian Smith Design Group was honored to present the Trust a feasibility study for the re-development of the gym and are thrilled with the designation. Winning this designation protects this historic site. Designation as a Philadelphia landmark protects the…

  • Reimagining Play and Learning in Philadelphia

    In 2016 the Play Space Design Competition, hosted by the Community Design Collaborative and Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children, inspired the thoughtful reimagination of play spaces in Philadelphia. IS-DG was honored to participate in the competition and collaborate with fellow architects, designers, and other professionals who share a passion for community-driven…

  • Competition Entry: Monument to Foot Soldiers

    Back in august 2013 a national design competition honoring the Birmingham Alabama Civil Rights Campaign had sought to find an winning proposal for “a Monument to Foot Soldiers”. Among many others submissions, Ian Smith Design Group submitted an entry with the intent to inspire visitors to stand shoulder to shoulder with the memories of those who greatly sacrificed 50…

  • Lorenzo and Sons re-opening party

    Lorenzo & Sons Re-Grand Opening

      Lorenzo & Sons Pizzeria is back to provide a pretty good deal to South Street activity. They have even upped the ante with night time LED event lighting.

  • Study for renovation of commercial building

    Kirk Fromm and IS-DG collaborate

    Kirk Fromm, arguably one of the best architectural illustrator in the city of Philadelphia. This, coming from one who has attempted renderings with photo realistic results. Photo realistic computer generated images are exhilarating, however, not as successful when suggestion is required. Kirk Fromm’s images work as useful tools in the art of suggestion and persuasion.…

  • Lorenzo's Pizza in Philadelphia

    Lorenzon’s Pizza

    Dan Stamm of NBC 10 Philadelphia recently wrote about the reopening of Lorenzo’s Pizza on South Street. He spoke to Ian Smith about his role in the revitalization of this Philadelphia landmark. Here is an excerpt from the article: Philly architect Ian Smith, a long-time Lorenzo’s fan himself, says that everyone involved had comfort and…

  • Levering Street residences

    A full-service architecture, planning and design firm

    Ian Smith Design Group is a full-service architecture, planning and design firm with experience in new construction, and interior renovation. Additional services include architectural image branding, as well as product design. When arriving at appropriate solutions for uncommon design challenges, IS-DG not only offers great passion and creativity to all facets of its work, but…