With great excitement, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective is pleased to announce that we have moved to our new home at 57 N. Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Our new studio, located at the renovated site of the former Artists’ House Gallery, sits in the heart of Philadelphia’s celebrated Old City District. Designed by Dragani Martone Studio (dMAS), the two-story, 4,500-square-foot building reflects its purpose as a place for fostering the design of the space between in landscape. We bought the building in late 2015, remodeling the space and adding a second floor so our studio has room to expand into the future.
Visually anchored by simple vertical and horizontal lines, the airy, open concept features flexible work areas for both collaboration and contemplation, with a compelling juxtaposition of raw materials and elegant finishes throughout. A communal table unites studio members, while a surround of homasote allows for flexible pin-up space, establishing a true studio environment. A large, glass garage door at the back of the space opens up to a courtyard, allowing for summer breezes during meetings and conference calls.
The second floor will become a true collective – a coworking space with desks for rent to fellow creative entrepreneurs. We’re pleased that our friends at Impart Creative (talented designers and code writers who facilitated the vision of W/——Projects in creating our own website) will be the first to inhabit the space, beginning this summer. They will enjoy access to a comprehensive green roof by Omni Ecosystems, whose proprietary system affords maximum verdancy with strategically lightweight media. We collaborated with Omni on the new Cummins DBU Headquarters in Indianapolis.
Honoring the building’s history, DAVID RUBIN Land Collective’s new studio also features a storefront gallery space opening up to Second Street, which will host curated exhibitions focusing on the breadth of landscape – inclusive of design, the fine arts, sociology, and anthropology.