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Multi-Family Residential
New Construction
19,000 SF
Philadelphia, PA

This seventeen unit project is located on a street-to-street lot in Philadelphia. Its primary front faces Fishtown’s main thoroughfare and contains a commercial tenant. Its secondary front faces a small alley and contains residential unit entries, plantings and lighting to activate a currently underused street. La Marceline’s exterior is an expression of the neighborhood — a fish-scale, natural, diamond slate that shields a pink interior courtyard. This project not only boasts a vibrant exterior, particular attention was paid to the embodied carbon in the materials chosen. The design has an embodied carbon footprint of 99,194 lbs eCO2e compared to an original baseline of 581,287 using industry standard materials. Efficient heating and cooling systems and a future solar array further reduce the project’s operational energy. La Marceline is one building with one expression and one fight. She is fighting climate change. She is elegant and cheerful, vibrant and beautiful.

Exerior Redesign La Marcilene


Building Geometry:

Heat Loss Form Factor: 1.6

Building Envelope:

Slab On Grade: R-10
Below Grade Walls: R-15
Above Grade Walls: R-28
Roof: R-55


Building Systems:

Power / Fuel Source(s): All electric
Renewable Energy: Rooftop solar
Heating & Cooling: Mini-split heat pumps
Energy recovery ventilation
Appliances: Energy-Star
LED lighting


Project Team:

Developer: JDT International
Structural Engineer: Austin Engineering LLC
MEP Engineer: J&M Engineering 
Civil Engineer: Ruggiero Plante Land Design 

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