Landmark Adaptive Reuse

The Washington

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We the innovators.

Across the street, a new nation was conceived. And down the hall, the next generation of difference makers are redefining the future. People are collaborating. Ideas are blossoming. Such is the effect of The Washington, a building unlike any other in Philadelphia. Adorned with classic features. Advanced by modern amenities. Braced by historic parks. And centered in a neighborhood of fine dining, shopping, and renowned cultural institutions.

A trilogy.

Designated with landmark status by the National Register of Historic Places, The Washington is a critically acclaimed architectural achievement crafted over the course of a century.

1913: Edgar Viguers Seeler designs the original headquarters of the Penn Mutual Insurance Company at the corner of Sixth and Walnut Streets.

1931: A tower that retains elements of the original building’s classical features is added to meet the needs of a growing company.

1970: The renowned Mitchell|Giurgola Architects designs a new addition, a glass tower that incorporates the 1838 façade of John Haviland’s Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company building. It wins the American Institute of Architects Honor Award in 1977.

Authentic meets modern.

Flexible floor plates and 9-foot-high ceilings provide a wide range of design options for retail and office use at The Washington, with floors offering from 14,000 to 39,000 square feet and 15-foot slab-to-slab ceiling heights. State-of the-art HVAC and security systems enhance tenant comfort and safety, and a computerized lighting control system is one of many advanced energy-saving features.

Views for days.

With Independence Mall and Washington Square as its neighbors, The Washington is not crowded by neighboring buildings, giving new meaning to the term ‘open for business’.

Let’s talk.

Jake Fruncillo
(610) 980 7000