Owner: The Klein Company | General Contactor (client): Domus Construction | Architect: Barton Partners | Modular Manufacturer: Ritz-Craft Corporation / Johns Buckley

Project Bio / Metrics:

Entire Project (modular and conventional construction): DWELL Philadelphia Apartments will consist of 320 loft-style apartments, designed to fit the surrounding neighborhood. The project sits on one of the large, vacant industrial sites that have been attracting new, often upscale, redevelopments in South Kensington. Three buildings will surround a courtyard, with retail space at certain corners. At four and seven stories tall, the buildings will be built in two phases and will be clad in brick, composite, and metal panels, with glass bay windows, balconies, and roof decks. The developers plan 130 bike parking spaces and 140 spaces for cars, both in the courtyard and, preliminarily, on the first floor of the American Street building. (source: Barton Partners)

Unique Challenges & Value Proposition

  • 29 different apartment types / models
  • Incorporate structural steel balcony supports and knife plates within modular units
  • Intricate HVAC system installed to comply with Energy Star standards
  • Over 800 shop drawings required to support manufacturing
  • Custom windows, cabinetry, and quartz countertops installations
  • Overcome logistical challenges of working (delivery & installation of modular units) inside Philadelphia
  • Constant project management vigilance to synchronize with project stakeholders : owner, architect, professional subconsultants, general contractor, subcontractors, regulatory authorities, vendors and team members