Award Show: Philadelphia Housing Authority

The Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects has awarded the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s rehab project on the 800 block of Markoe Street a 2010 Design Excellence Award. Local architecture firm Jibe Design began work on the West Philly homes after winning PHA’s Sustainable Housing Competition in July of 2008. The project, a combination of refurbished homes and new construction on vacant lots, is slated for completion early next year. Features include exposed brick walls, solar panels, high-efficiency HVAC units and EnergyStar appliances. 

pha.phila.gov/index.html, jibedesign.net