NEWS

VSBA Designs New Residence Hall at University of Alabama

November 28th, 2016

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VSBA recently programmed, planned, and completed Schematic Design for a new freshman residence at the University of Alabama!

Check out the link for sketches and more info: http://www.vsba.com/projects/university-of-alabama-freshman-residence-hall/

Dan @ the AIA’s Build America Summit

November 22nd, 2016

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VSBA’s Dan McCoubrey will be a panelist for “Philadelphia Hybrids: Bringing Together Constituencies to Create New Civic Places” as part of the AIA’s Build America Summit!

Moderated by Inga Saffron, architecture critic for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the event is November 29th at 1:15 pm in the New York Times Building, NYC.

For more info, check out https://www.aia.org/events/19936-build-america-summit

Hope to see you there!

“When Robert Venturi and Jane Jacobs upset the modernist apple cart” by Inga Saffron

November 4th, 2016

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Check out Inga Saffron’s wonderful article on Bob Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Jane Jacobs!

http://www.philly.com/philly/living/After-50-years-Robert-Venturi-gets-due-for-shaking-up-architecture.html

VSBA @ Design on the Delaware

November 3rd, 2016

chop-hallway-01Going to Design on the Delaware? Join us for a tour of the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center! Presenters will include architects Dan McCoubrey and Seth Cohen of VSBA and Douglas Carney of CHOP.

Our tour (Program # DD16T02) is Wednesday, November 9th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. For more information, check out
http://designonthedelaware.com/

VSBA @ DesignPhiladelphia

September 30th, 2016

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Here’s your chance to tour the new South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center! — a joint venture by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia.

As part of this year’s DesignPhiladelphia, VSBA architects Dan McCoubrey and Seth Cohen will be giving a tour of the building on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

The Center is located on South Broad Street between Morris Street and Castle Avenue. The tour is totally FREE and open to the public. For more info, go to
2016.designphiladelphia.org/events/designing_for_healthy_communities.

See you there!

Our Hotel in Korea is Underway

June 10th, 2016

VSBA recently designed a new hotel in Seoul, Korea, and construction is now underway!

For more info, check out the project page at Steven Song Design Lab, who partnered with us on the project: http://www.stevensongdesignlab.com/#!wseokyo/czuf

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Excavation is complete.

Welcome Home VSBA Alumni and Friends

June 6th, 2016

It was wonderful to see so many VSBA alumni as we celebrated Bob and Denise winning the Gold Medal!

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Dinner at Bob and Denise’s house

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Congratulations to Denise and Bob for receiving the AIA Gold Medal this past weekend!

May 25th, 2016

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Denise and Bob were officially awarded the AIA’s highest honor at this year’s national Convention. To view the AIA’s video tribute, click here!

Grand Opening!

May 10th, 2016

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Here it is! — VSBA is delighted to announce the grand opening of the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center!

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20160510_South_Philly_center_combines_health__literacy__recreation.html

South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center: Construction Update, 4/15/16

April 15th, 2016

Throughout construction of the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center, we’ll be posting construction photos and updates.  Here’s where we’re headed: http://www.vsba.com/projects/community-health-and-literacy-center/.  And here’s where we are so far:

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South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center: Construction Update, 3/25/16

March 25th, 2016

Throughout construction of the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center, we’ll be posting construction photos and updates.  Here’s where we’re headed: http://www.vsba.com/projects/community-health-and-literacy-center/.  And here’s where we are so far:

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View from Broad and Morris Streets

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View from Broad and Castle Streets

Dan Discusses Philly’s Urban Grid

March 22nd, 2016

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Here’s an interesting article on Philadelphia’s grid layout in today’s Guardian:  “Story of cities #7: Philadelphia grid marks birth of America’s urban dream.”

VSBA president and principal Dan McCoubrey talks about the grid system’s virtues and flexibility.

 

 

Urbanland Covers CHOP Project

March 1st, 2016

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Urbanaland — the magazine of the Urban Land Institute — has published a great article on our work for CHOP and the City of Philadelphia!

http://urbanland.uli.org/industry-sectors/health-new-wealth-bringing-better-health-outcomes-south-philadelphia/

Bob and Denise win the Gold Medal!

December 3rd, 2015

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Tremendous congratulations to Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi for winning the 2016 AIA Gold Medal!

Bob and Denise are the first partnership to ever win the prize, and Denise is the first living woman to receive the award.

Here’s the AIA’s official press release and articles in Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, and Dezeen.

Image by Frank Hanswijk

In The News: VSBA’s South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center

November 12th, 2015

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VSBA’s South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center is getting a lot of press lately!:

Here’s a study and review of project, just released by the Build Healthy Places Network: http://buildhealthyplaces.org/community-health-and-literacy-center-south-philadelphia-pa

And from the same site, here’s an article highlighting the collaboration between CHOP and the City of Philadelphia: http://www.buildhealthyplaces.org/collaborate-easier-said-than-done-leaders-on-how-they-made-it-happen/

South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center: Construction Update, 11/6/15

November 6th, 2015

Throughout construction of the South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center, we’ll be posting construction photos and updates.  Here’s where we’re headed: http://www.vsba.com/projects/community-health-and-literacy-center/.  And here’s where we are so far:

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Curtainwall installation is underway along Broad Street. Brick is also going up fast!

VSBA @ Design on the Delaware

November 4th, 2015

As part of the AIA Philadelphia’s Design on the Delaware, Dan McCoubrey and Seth Cohen gave a tour of our South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center:

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Image courtesy of Brooks E. Brooks and Associates.

Vanna Venturi House Is Timeless!

November 2nd, 2015

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Congratulations to the Vanna Venturi House for winning the AIA Pennsylvania’s 50 YEAR / 2015 TIMELESS AWARD!

Community Health and Literacy Center: Construction Update, 8/4/15

August 4th, 2015

Throughout construction of the Community Health and Literacy Center, we’ll be posting construction photos and updates.  Here’s where we’re headed: http://www.vsba.com/projects/community-health-and-literacy-center/.  And here’s where we are so far:

A view from the northeast corner of Broad and Morris Streets

A view from the northeast corner of Broad and Morris Streets

The roof superstructure is complete -- and offers a great view of Center City

The roof superstructure is complete — and offers a great view of Center City

A view from the southeast corner of Broad and Castle Streets

A view from the southeast corner of Broad and Castle Streets

Bob Venturi Turns 90!

June 25th, 2015

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Happy 90th birthday to Bob Venturi! Viva Bob!

Photo by Ingrid von Kruse