Located in Philadelphia’s University City, just down the street from the University of Pennsylvania, 3737 Chestnut Street is home to medical students, resident doctors, as well as other undergrad and graduate students. Designed as a multi-family apartment community, the Hartman Design Group interior design team used reclaimed wood, exposed concrete columns and other natural materials to create a warm, rustic, and slightly vintage ambiance. The materials and details featured including steel, brick, and industrial elements, a nod to Philadelphia’s identity and create a sense of place. The soft, eclectic furnishings and multiple communal work tables throughout the common areas provides study and gathering spaces that invite the residents to work, play, and socialize.
The building was under construction when Bozzuto and Radnor Property Group asked HDG to improve the aesthetics of all the common spaces. In order to open by August 15th – in time for the new school year – under a tight budget and deadline, HDG worked closely with the team to reinvent the interior spaces. Through collaboration, creativity, and commitment, HDG was able to deliver an edgy, yet comfortable interior that is functional, comfortable, and matches the lifestyle of this resident base.
2016 ULI Philadelphia 3rd Annual Willard G Bill Rouse III Awards for Excellence