WRT, LLC was asked by the Philadelphia Parking Authority to assist them in preparing a proposal for renovating the garage located below J. F. K. Plaza, better known as Love Park. The proposal included adding ADA-compliant elevators to provide access from the garage to the plaza in addition to structural and MEP improvements. I developed the conceptual design for a new elevator headhouse. A stone screen wall following a radius from the center of the fountain provided the backdrop for a glass enclosure for the elevator lobby. The design was intended to add activity and sparkle to the plaza while screening the view of the garage entrance ramps. Glass roofs were also proposed over the garage access stairs. It was also suggested that the existing circular Welcome Center building be renovated and a use be found for it to provide more evening activity.
Location: Philadelphia, PA