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spg3 architects

1524 Delancey Street Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (215) 735-1524
Email: [email protected]
27 Apr 2022
United States of America


Year Established: 1976

spg3 is a Philadelphia based architectural firm with an established reputation for service to its clients and innovation in planning and design. Celebrating our 38th year, spg3 serves a client base of regional institutions and corporate leaders, national developers and retail innovators, community development organizations and hospitality trendsetters. As architects of public places, we have a clear understanding of how people use and enjoy civic spaces, and what excites and motivates neighbors, guests and visitors to participate in community and City life. With a background working for developer clients, spg3 brings a creative and disciplined focus to each project, matching programmatic requirements to budget limitations, and design goals to scheduling and approvals requirements. spg3 is a skillful project advocate. We are used to leading groups of administrators and board members; end users and advocacy groups, public stakeholders and review agencies to the successful completion of complex projects. As a committed team player, we have proved that we fulfill our responsibilities, and support project leaders, to create a more successful project. spg3 provides architectural, site planning, interior design and sustainable design services. As a 16 person practice, we have the necessary resources to commit all of the required design, management and experienced technical staff in support of the full range of responsibilities for Master Planning, Architecture and Mixed-use building design. Our commitment to building long-term relationships with our clients has resulted in a portfolio of successful repeat projects. Hospitality design, and especially unique urban hotels for both Marriott’s and Hilton’s new life-style and millennial flags, is an exciting portion of our expertise. spg3 is completing hotels and interiors in Philadelphia and New Orleans, redeveloping and expanding historic buildings for these new uses. In New York and Florida, we are adapting the brands’ standards and guest amenities to mixed-use settings. spg3 works with national and regional shopping center developers such as Macerich, and Madison Marquette to develop new projects and to reposition existing retail properties. spg3 provides specialty retail and food service consulting. Our experience includes roll-outs for national retailers like Luxottica and Ann Taylor. With MarketPlace Development at Philadelphia International Airport, we are the architect for the dining and shopping places in the terminals. Working for both the landlord and the tenant has given us unique expertise in understanding the impact of tenant requirements and prototypical plans on mixed-use design. In the entertainment sector, our long-term relationship as National Amusement’s architectural partner has included the design and construction of 20 multiplex theater/restaurant/performance complexes in the United States. spg3 continues to design for new exhibitors including iPic and Cinemark, bringing dining concepts to the theatre seat. Founded as a housing and institutional practice, spg3 has designed thousands of units of market rate and assisted housing for faith-based groups and public housing agencies, and for developers as part of mixed use urban projects. Committed to sustainable practices, spg3 projects include BPG’s LEED silver Continental Square in King of Prussia, PA and the first LEED silver office building in Atlantic City, NJ. We are a highly collaborative organization, and skilled team players. We are retail, entertainment and hospitality experts; and we bring that expertise to your project on the first day. We will listen to you!

Types of Work

  • Foodservice/Restaurant: 10%
  • Hotels/Hospitality: 25%
  • Housing (Multi-Unit): 10%
  • Interiors: 5%
  • Office Buildings/Commercial: 5%
  • Retail/Shopping: 25%
  • Theater/Entertainment: 20%


Hospitality projects including: AC Marriott (LEED Gold- anticipated)- Philadelphia PA, Canopy by Hilton- Ithaca NY, Hilton Garden Inn- Westchester NY, Canopy by Hilton- New Orleans LA, Hampton Inn- Syracuse NY, AC Marriott Dorel- Miami FL: Urban Retail/Entertainment Projects including: Philadelphia International Airport-Retail/Food Service expansion Project; Rivertowns Square- Dobbs Ferry NY; Consumer Centre- West Long Branch NJ: Mixed Use Residential & Retail Developments including: 8200 Germantown & Fresh Market- Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia PA; 2.0 University Office Building (LEED Platinum)- Philadelphia, PA; 1000 Continental Square Office Building (LEED silver)- King of Prussia, PA, Lower Makefield Corporate Center- Yardley PA: Retail Mall Expansion & Renovation projects including- The Galleria at Ft. Lauderdale, Market Fair Mall, Livingston Mall and Cobb Town Center: Cinema and Theater projects including: iPic Theaters- Westchester NY, Cinemark USA- Hazlet NJ and Centreville VA, SouthCoast Cinema 12- Fall River, MA, National Amusements Theaters- prototype design and interior fit-out projects including Legacy Place Cinema Delux & Ridge Hill Cinema DeLux, Concession and IMAX Theater upgrades at Randolph Cinema DeLux and Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas: Multi-Family Residential including: Riverside Apartment renovation in Philadelphia for Presbey's Inspired Life; 1500 Locust Apartment Building Renovation, Philadelphia, PA; 38Chestnut Interior design: Master Planning and landscape design projects including: Asbury Park Boardwalk & Façade Renovation, Caldwalader Park and Assunpink Waterfront Park, City of Trenton NJ, Congregation Beth David Campus Plan, School & Chapel expansion, Gladwyn, PA


ULI Award - Hamilton Square, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia International Airport - Best Concessions Program, Airport Revenue News 2003; GBCA CATT Design Build Competition Winner 2007, 2009, 2010; Eastland Mall, Westmoreland Mall, Plaza Carolina - Honorable Mention - ICSC; Lower Makefield Corporate Center - 2002 Philadelphia Business Journal Award for New Office Development; Philadelphia Business Journal's 2006 "Best Places to Work" Award


William J. Petrauskas, AIA; Richard K. Gelber, AIA; Frank D. Russo, AIA


Supplier: Leslie Kitchell

Marketing: Frank D. Russo, AIA [email protected]

PR: Frank Russo, AIA, LEED AP [email protected]

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