4400 North Broad Street / School District of Philadelphia's Headquarters (2006 Bronze Award Winner)

4400 North Broad Street / SD of Philadelphia's HQ
Hooper Shiles Architects on behalf of Archon Group
Public Infrastructure Projects

Built in 1928 as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s printing facility, this 5-story building had been renovated and adapted for telecom use.  But the tech fall-out in 2002 rendered the property vacant again.  The building was re-adapted for more traditional use with exterior windows added, floor plates resized, entrances reconfigured and a new atrium built in the center, creating a large common area for gatherings, exhibits, presentations and community events. The renovated space enabled the School District to consolidate four administrative and storage sites, and the new location affords easy access to transit as well as educational institutions such as Temple University and Philadelphia Community College. 

Bronze Award