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Design Profile: The Maven

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Photo: Jeffrey Totaro 
Photo: Jeffrey Totaro 

1533 Ridge Avenue is in the heart of the emerging Ridge Avenue commercial corridor where we strove to design a contextual and yet modern building. The projected crisscross brick pattern intersects the projecting brick “trim” around the windows and is done within common running bond coursing. The upper façade contains no cut brick, all bricks are either full stretchers or full headers. In the Construction Documents each individual brick is drawn. At the base, the piers taper to meet the ground indicating that this is a modern building. The brickwork here attests to the true craftsmanship of the masons on the job. The photos include an image of the jig that was created to lay out the pattern. This was placed over the façade for the masons to follow during construction. 

Project: The Maven  

Location: Philadelphia, PA    

Client: Khosla Properties 

Project Size: 22,645 sf  

 
Project team:  
CANNOdesign (Architect)  

Maser Consulting, now Colliers (Civil Engineer)  

StructureLabs (Structural Engineer)  

J+M Engineering (MEP Engineer) 

CMC Masonry (Mason)  

Photos: Jeffrey Totaro 

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