Here is some progress on Spillman Farmer’s latest fun, The Partnership for Innovation on the City of Bethlehem’s Southside. We have taken a non-descript former silk mill building nested within gritty alley vernacular and gave it an interesting daytime and nightime prescence.
Call it environmental art, or marquis, we call it vibrant with a traffic calming effect to boot! Stay tuned for more-we intend to submit this project to the VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good.
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Many thanks to our co-conspirators over at Boyle Construction for all their great efforts to realize the design intent throughout the entire project. Picture below are Jeff Utsch & Bill Gambler after completing the reflector installation, not pictured but every bit as important are Shane Follweiler, Ed Flowerdew, Ken Duerholz, & Sean Boyle.
Joseph Biondo, FAIA
Spillman Farmer Design Principal Joseph N. Biondo was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design. Shortly after graduation, he pursued a lengthy career with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects, where he worked closely with AIA Gold Medal recipient Peter Bohlin. In 1996, he established Joseph N. Biondo Architects, before joining Spillman Farmer Architects in 2003, where he is currently bringing design excellence to the forefront.More articles by Joseph