DDI was engaged by PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private development corporation, as the architect of record and interior designer of their new Center City headquarters. DDI provided building site analysis, test fit planning, design and construction administration for the new home of PIDC’s team of financial and real estate analysts, managers and executive leadership who is responsible for over $1.9 B in project financing dedicated to attracting and managing public and private investment in communities and markets that energize Philadelphia’s economy. For the 16,000 square foot facility, the primary planning concept was based on the all glass front office and conference rooms in-bound of the exterior walls to allow for open office space with ample shared natural light.
DDI planned efficient open work stations with numerous breakout spaces for interactive team meetings as well as acoustic and visual privacy meeting and conference rooms, all integrated with the latest AV and IT technology. The board room utilizes operable partitions allowing the flexible space to be subdivided or fully opened up to the lobby reception area for special events and functions. Sustainable features have been integrated into the design including efficient LED lighting and many cradle to cradle renewable finishes.