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As evidence of our artful practice, Bright Common Architecture & Design has been recognized by local and national institutions including the American Institute of Architects, Green Building United and Architectural Record. We have distinguished ourselves in the regional design community as a studio vested in readying the built environment for a climate change adapted present and resilient future.




2023 Phius Passive Projects Design Competition: Source Zero Honorable Mention | Red Clay Passive


AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Honor Award | Riverside Row

AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Award | Red Clay Passive

The Architectural League of NY: Emerging Voices, Finalist


Architectural Record Design Vanguard

AIA Pennsylvania Small Project Honor Award | Alone House

AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Award | Outlet 


AIA Philadelphia: Emerging Architecture Prize (PEAPrize)

AIA Philadelphia: Sustainability Award | Outlet

AIA Philadelphia: General Built, Merit Design Award | Alone House

AIA Philadelphia: Historic Pres/Adaptive Reuse, Merit Award | PlayArts

AIA Philadelphia: Unbuilt, Merit Design Award | Fronts

Green Building United: Groundbreaker Award, Finalist | Outlet


AIA Pennsylvania: Architectural Excellence Award, Finalist | Alone House

Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence | MaKen North


SARA: Professional, Silver Award | PlayArts

Green Building United: Groundbreaker Award | PlayArts

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Achievement Award | PlayArts

Design Advocacy Group: 21st C. Rowhouse | Catalpa House

Best of Philly: Co-Working Place for Parents | PlayArts



Architectural Record, June: Design Vanguard

Green Building Advisor: Deep-Energy Retrofit of a Centuries-Old Warehouse

Hidden City: The Greenest Building on the Block


CONTEXT: Philadelphia Design Leaders Share Vision For Next Generation

Fine Home Building, February: Deep-Energy Retrofit for an Adaptive-Reuse Project


Philadelphia Magazine: Creating a Zero-Energy House

DesignPhiladelphia: Passive Houses, Active Access


CONTEXT: Design Profile: Play Arts


Philadelphia Magazine: Who's Building Philly: Jeremy Avellino

CONTEXT: Certified: The Case for Passive House


The Philadelphia Inquirer: A Fishtown rowhouse refitted to fight climate change Pickle Factory

Warehouse Home: Pickle Factory

Philadelphia Magazine: Slough House

Curbed Philadelphia: Slough House

PlanPhilly: The Magic of Philly Stoops

The Philadelphia Inquirer: The Pickle Factory

Hidden City: Building A Better Future With Bright Common

2016 PlayArts PlayArts


Hidden City: PlayArts

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Casa Lattanzio

Philadelphia Magazine: The Real Dill: An Eco-Friendly Former Pickle Factory in Fishtown



Fast Forward >> Philly | Constructing Catalpa: Building in Disrupted Time

Passive House Accelerator LIVE! Next Gen | A Bio-Based Approach to Multifamily in Philadelphia


AIA Emerging Architects: Stories from an Architect - Bright Common

AIA Philadelphia Housing Committee: Bright Common + Future & Sons


AIA Philadelphia COTE: Case Studies 2020 In Review | Outlet

AIA Philadelphia COTE: Net Zero Buildings | Red Clay Passive

Jumpstart Germantown : Energy Code & Deep Energy Retrofits


New Gravity Housing Conference: Engaging the Climate Spectrum             

Passivhaus Maine: Historic Retrofits- A Path to Passive House


AIA Philadelphia Forum on Architecture + Design: How We Can Do Better

Green Building United: Sustainability Symposium


NESEA: Passive Deep Energy Retrofit of Rowhomes

Green Building United: Sustainability Symposium


Moore College of Art and Design: Design For Social Change

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