previous experience
while at D.I.R.T. studio
industrial site design, 2005 to 2009
philadelphia navy yard, pennsylvania
Respect for the industrial scale and rich histories of the Navy Yard guide the design for an expanded campus of creativity for retailer Urban Outfitters (URBN). Ecological site strategies include hedgerows that both shade the west side of the buildings and filter storm water. Demolition materials are salvaged and reused in innovative paving systems, minimizing off-site waste. Historic traces, like the sweeping curves of rail lines, are unearthed and orchestrate the new flows of production and civic life on the river.

[David Hill served as project manager for the Urban Outfitters' Headquarters while at D.I.R.T. studio.]
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clients + collaborators:
urban outfitters; meyer scherer rockcastle architects; gladnick, wright, salameda engineers
2014 National ASLA Award of Honor in Design
2010 National AIA Award of Honor in Architecture
2007 National Trust for Historic
     Preservation Honor Award
2007 Urban Land Institute Awards for
     Excellence [National and Global]
2007 The Waterfront Center's Excellence on the
     Waterfront Honor Award
2007 Preservation Pennsylvania's Historic
     Preservation Award
2007 Preservation Alliance of Greater
     Philadelphia Achievement Award
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