This design proposal was for an 18 story addition to the Cunningham Piano Building at 1318 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The concept was to renovate the existing building, transforming it into luxury condominiums. The addition would occupy the adjacent lot and would use the existing central vertical circulation and mechanical core, resulting in a 98% net occupancy building. This 3D model and set of drawings were created to convey our ideas to the city zoning board and the community in general. The creation of clear and detailed imagery was paramount for this project to go forward. Prior to any construction occurring, we needed to get a variance from the city, approval from the historical society and public support. All three were obtained as a result of a series of presentations to all concerned parties.
Erdy McHenry Architecture