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Bright Common Architecture & Design

1417 N. 2nd Street Studio 3E, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19122

Phone: 215-423-4455
Email: [email protected]
27 Apr 2022
United States of America
Sam Oberter Photography
Sam Oberter Photography


Year Established: 2011

Bright Common Architecture & Design provides a full array of professional architectural services from early stage programming, visualization and feasibility studies to schematic conceptualization, construction documentation, and interior design all the way into construction phase support. Our work is rooted in research, place, and continuous collaboration. As experts in Passive House design and implementation, we revel in exploring what’s mutually beneficial for our clients, the communities we serve, and a thriving planet. To date Bright Common has implemented a building biology based approach to both renovation and new-construction projects including residential, commercial and mixed-use Passive House level deep-energy-retrofits, new-construction Passive Houses, and Living Building Challenge inspired work in both urban and rural settings. The pursuit towards a carbon neutral built environment has evolved into ever more natural, biophilic and socially conscious approaches for enclosure and systems design with the goal of decoupling the constructed world from its century-plus-old fossil fuel addiction.

Types of Work

  • Assembly/Theatre/Religious Institutions
  • Commercial/Office
  • Historic Preservation/Restoration
  • Residential: Multi-family
  • Urban Design/Planning
  • Residential: Single family
  • Interior Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Hospitality/Retail
  • Landscape Architecture

Play Arts | Early Childhood Education (Philadelphia, PA), FIREBALL Printing Studio (Philadelphia, PA), Franny Lou’s Porch (Philadelphia, PA) Tabernacle Evangelical Lutheran Church (Philadelphia, PA), Kensington Yards (Philadelphia, PA), Red Clay Passive (Kennett Square, PA), House Askew (Philadelphia, PA), Alone House (Philadelphia, PA), Outlet (Philadelphia, PA), Pickle Factory (Philadelphia, PA) To learn more about our work please visit us online at and


Bright Common Architecture has received over 20+ State, Regional, and Local Awards in the past 10 years: 2022 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Honor Award | Riverside Row // AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Award | Red Clay Passive // The Architectural League of NY: Emerging Voices, Finalist // 2021 Architectural Record Design Vanguard // AIA Pennsylvania Small Project Honor Award | Alone House // AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Award | Outlet // 2020 AIA Philadelphia: Emerging Architecture Prize (PEAPrize) // AIA Philadelphia: Sustainability Award | Outlet // AIA Philadelphia: General Built, Merit Design Award | Alone House // AIA Philadelphia: Historic Pres/Adaptive Reuse, Merit Award | PlayArts // AIA Philadelphia: Unbuilt, Merit Design Award | Fronts // Green Building United: Groundbreaker Award, Finalist | Outlet // 2019 AIA Pennsylvania: Architectural Excellence Award, Finalist | Alone House // Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence | MaKen North // Best of Philly: Co-Working Place for Parents | PlayArts // 2018 SARA: Professional, Silver Award | PlayArts // Green Building United: Groundbreaker Award | PlayArts // Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Achievement Award | PlayArts // Design Advocacy Group: 21st C. Rowhouse | Catalpa House


Principal & Main Contact: Jeremy Avellino | AIA, CPHC, LEED AP, [email protected]

Associates: Amanda Bonelli | AIA, CPHC, Jordan M. Mrazik | AIA

Project Management: Buddy Burkhalter | AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA

Marketing: Kate McDevitt, [email protected]

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