Morris Adjmi Architects

The Girard

Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the East Market neighborhood is undergoing a significant transformation into a mixed-use destination that blends large format and boutique shopping and dining with modern working and living spaces. As part of the master planned effort to create a dynamic urban environment, MA was selected to design three unique projects within the redevelopment site.


Recently completed, The Girard is a mixed-use building that brings new residential units, an extended-stay hotel, a 2-story retail podium, and concealed parking within a contemporary glass and steel building that features a design nod to the nearby PSFS building’s famous rounded corner with one of its own.


The residential portion of The Girard includes 180 market-rate apartments, as well as 60 extended-stay suites operated under the ROOST hotel brand. In addition to serving as the design architect for the building, MA designed the interiors for the residential common areas and amenity level, as well as the ROOST unit interiors and amenities.


Image credits: Stephan Ruiz

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
280,000 square feet
24 stories
240 units