Randolph Parry Architects was the architect of record for a redevelopment project on the Temple University Campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project consisted of two buildings of existing three story historic row houses in the center of the campus. The residential buildings were to be converted to 42,000 square feet of commercial retail and office space.
The Architects not only had to work with the developers to satisfy their program and budget but with Temple University, who was the major office tenant as well as the Philadelphia Historic Commission who were very concerned with maintaining the historic fabric of the project.
The project entailed connecting the two buildings into, Liacouris Walk, the existing pedestrian walkway through by way of a raised terrace which provided handicap accessibility to the ground floor retail spaces and also a focal point for the campus walk. The major retail tenants include Dunkin Donuts, 7/11 and The Conwell Inn, a twenty five suite hotel.