KieranTimberlake is excited to announce that Dilworth Park has received the Gold Medal at the 2015 Design Awards Gala, hosted by the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The Gold Medal is awarded to the single built work that exemplifies the highest design quality. This award is the second that the AIA has conferred onto Dilworth Park, which previously received the Silver Medal (awarded to the most exemplary unbuilt project) at the 2011 AIA Design Awards Gala.
The redesign created a more dignified civic plaza with a calm structure so as to not interfere with Philadelphia's grand and exuberant city hall. In addition to improving access both to the subways and across the park, the design includes a raised lawn, a fountain with an integrated art installation and a cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. The jury recognizes it as “a truly civic project that is inclusive and allows for many types of people to coexist happily”.