Solutions for Progress

Friday was commissioned to develop a flexible and unique office space in two floors of a building on south Broad Street in Philadelphia for an unconventional and progressive public policy consultant, Solutions for Progress.

The scheme that emerged from Friday’s dialogue with the client was a flexible office plan totalling over 11,500 sf and consisting of breakout spaces for individual project team meetings, a training room with operable partition for different sized training sessions, general open office space, a new communicating stair & sky-lit atrium connecting the two previously isolated floors, and a new double-height ground floor entrance lobby/gallery.

Unique features of the office include picture rail molding to allow for flexible display of the owner’s large collection of original prints and artwork, an aerogel-insulated fiberglass panel skylight, one of the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, and exterior aluminium sunshades on the south face of the building to provide seasonal sun control.