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Entry doors, vestibule and high ceilinged lobby with blue light fixtures

Arden at Parkside
Collegeville, PA

Arden at Parkside is the first of three apartment buildings completed in the Parkside development. Conveniently located steps away from Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the community offers an unparalleled, amenity-rich lifestyle experience. The design team drew inspiration from the owner’s vision to create a public park on the land with walking and biking trails and a landscape softened by native plants. Creating a connection to the outdoors, the interiors were designed with a nature-themed ethos, hence the neutral color palette of umber and warm grays accented with blues, and greens. Contrasted with metal details in bronze, black and copper, the palette is set off by natural materials—wood, vegetable fibers, leather, jute, and linens.

The overarching concept was to create a sense of sanctuary for the residents. During the collaborative design process, comfort, convenience, and a connection to nature were the guiding principles. By interspersing co-working with the many lounge seating areas that are nestled throughout the amenities, the communal areas offer residents an environment that blends the comforts of home with remote workspaces. The cocoon-like environment is enhanced by the artisanal craftsmanship of the bespoke furnishings, lighting, and art.

There are moments of surprise in each space reflected in biophilic patterns. Design features such as a semi-transparent glass space divider with a fall forest scene, wood and stone materials and custom rugs that emulate elements of nature, bring the outdoors into the interior. Amanda Sturgeon, the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, says “who we are as people has much to do with the intersection and mingling of nature and the human built environment.”

At The Arden, the interplay of light, color, space, and authentic material creates sensorial wonder and invokes curiosity towards the ecological magic that surrounds the apartment building.

Developer: Audubon Land Development Corp.
Interior Design: Hartman Design Group
Architect: Barton Partners
Landscape Architect: Orsatti & Stuart Associates
Construction: Bozzuto Construction Company
Management: Bozzuto Management Company


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