Midwood, 15th and Walnut Street

CVM provided structural engineering for the design of a new, 60,000 GSF, three-story commercial and office building located in one of Philadelphia’s prime retail corridors. Standing at the southeast corner of 15th and Walnut Streets, the structure houses multiple tenants, including the city’s first Cheesecake Factory.

An economic use of a small, urban footprint, the building was designed to have a dramatic street presence and an interior appropriate for a variety of uses. The exterior is a custom glass facade that reveals 20-foot high open-plan floors supported by steel beams. The second floor restaurant features an outdoor deck with retractable glass walls.

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Photography: Jeffrey Totaro