May 10, 2010
Professor Garth Rockcastle, FAIA, and his architecture firm Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., have received a coveted 2010 AIA Honor Award for Architecture for their design of the Urban Outfitters Campus in Philadelphia's Navy Yard. The award will be given June 11 at the AIA National Convention in Miami.
The campus is a $100 million adaptive reuse of eight formerly derelict structures into a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters for this international, creative clothing and furnishings company.
Over the past 18 months, this project has been recognized by every major national architectural design awards program in America. It is the only architecture project in history to have won all of these major awards: National Trust for Historic Preservation National Design Award, the ULI Excellence on the Waterfront Award, the Business Week/Architectural Record National Design Award, and the ULI Global Award for Excellence.
Rockcastle was a Co-Principal in charge of the project's design, focusing on the complex urban and historic preservation issues of the project. His partner Jeffrey Scherer was the lead for the firm, and 16 staff members were involved over the course of the project.
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