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  • NAIOP Drexel Summer Real Estate Program

    NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program

    The NAIOP-Drexel Summer Real Estate Program is a 10-day immersive residential summer program for high school students of color. It introduces them to careers in commercial real estate fields including architecture, development, investment, construction, brokerage and urban planning/design. Ian participated in the panel “The Greening of Commercial Real Estate” where students were able to participate…

  • 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…
  • 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.…