Location: Philadelphia, PA

Architect: ADD Inc

Square Footage: 1,100,000

Completion Date: 2007


1500 Spring Garden Street – Office Conversion


Reinventing a former Smith Kline manufacturing building (approx. 1.1 million sf.) as class- A office space including infrastructure upgrades, core and shell modernization, fit-outs to over 80% of the building, new air handlers, switchgear and chillers, new facades, new formal entrances, elevator towers, and overbuilds and several tenant fit-outs. Challenges on this job included dealing with a tight schedule, staying on a tight budget, managing poor weather conditions, working around a tenant, relocating a data center and getting through the permitting process. Team-work, communication and performance were the common denominators contributing to the success of this project. The continual scheduling with the tenants on a daily basis made it easier for us to plan our work.