The Sheward Partnership Philadelphia Headquarters
The Sheward Partnership has designed their new 9,150 SF Philadelphia office space to showcase the highest levels of sustainable architectural design. This project achieved LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors Platinum certification and is pursuing WELL v2 Platinum certification and Living Building Challenge Petal certification. The new office space includes 7 private offices, 2 meeting rooms, 1 conference room, a wellness room, and workstations, along with a small kitchen and multi-purpose space. Careful consideration of flooring materials, wall materials, and ceiling finishes were made for optimal acoustic performance. Tunable lighting was incorporated into a meeting room as a demonstration feature to illustrate for clients the lighting in their own project, and the impact of lighting on material selections. In addition to 2 preserved moss walls, there are 3 living vegetated walls- partially fed by the condensate generated by the mechanical units- that provides each occupant with a view of plant life. All wood on the project is responsibly sourced and FSC-certified. The project scope also includes a basement garage with area for 2 parking spaces with an EV charger and 6 wall-mounted vertical bike racks. In addition to indoor bicycle racks, a private shower room was added to encourage employees to bike and walk to work.