- Class Year 2014
- Field Vacant Lots, Urban Gardens, Public Safety
- Location Philadelphia, PA
- Website http://www.shiftspacedesign.com
SHIFTSPACE is a collective of architects and designers focused on creating physical environments that amplify brand stories and impart memorable interactions. The studio’s prowess in designing at scales large and small provide the tools to consider every detail and ensure that they define the whole brand. As a result, brands are able to extend into spatial experiences in natural, yet unexpected ways. The studio finds its strength in collaboration at all levels. As a multi-disciplinary creative team, the studio can plug into a brand’s brief to help create and deliver an agency’s vision, interface with an in-house team, or provide consultation.
The studio has been blending architectural space, public art, landscapes, and sustainability together with places and products since 2009.
We are a Philadelphia-based company that designs and manufactures sustainable outdoor products. The studio’s environmental design strategy is focused on local manufacturing, mass-customization and reducing waste. Through a blend of precision technologies and traditional fabrication, our products facilitate a way of living that brings sustainable practices into daily life.
SHIFT_DESIGN has placed a significant emphasis upon its companies environmental strategy through the power of design, thus reinforcing local manufacturing and waste-reduction methods by choosing product components that are made from recycled content and are 100% recyclable after a long life- cycle. The product systems are created with an emphasis on ease of install that on the residential scale allows for Do-It-Yourself projects. On a commercial scale this strongly promotes the creation of a newly skilled “green” labor force for multiple product applications. Our fabrication model is based upon nodal manufacturing within a range of 120 transport miles which directly affects the products carbon footprint. We will further partner with manufacturers across the country to fabricate our products within our node city locations.