Bridge Wins 2018 Groundbreaker Award

Credit: ULI PHL

Bridge, a thoughtfully appointed mixed-use residential project in Old City, is a winner of Green Building United’s 2018 Groundbreaker Awards, adding another award to its impressive roster. The Groundbreaker Award celebrates green building leadership, commitment, innovation, and impact in the greater Philadelphia region.

As one of Philadelphia’s first high-rise LEED Gold residential buildings, Bridge was designed to a high level of sustainability, featuring reduced consumption of energy, water, and natural resources, as well as promoting the health and well-being of residents, visitors, and staff.

The Harman Group provided structural engineering services for the 18-story, 180,000 square foot project designed by Gluck+ and developed by Brown Hill Development. Bridge is the first development in Philadelphia to incorporate a mixed income housing component and offers modern amenities to residents, including on-site car and bike parking, an outdoor roof deck, a fitness center, an 8,000 square foot green roof, and 14,000 square feet of active street-level retail.

Other awards presented to Bridge include a Design Award from the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) New York Council, the 2018 Willard “Bill” G. Rouse III Award for Excellence by Urban Land Institute Philadelphia for excellence in site design, mixed-use development and social impact, and a Merit Award for Buildings $40-100 million from the Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers.