2018 was a significant year for Philadelphia’s built environment and landscape. Hidden City Philadelphia of CultureTrust aims to connect Philadelphians with the city by highlighting how our built environment shapes Philadelphia’s cultural and social life.

The winners of Hidden City Philadelphia’s Best Architecture, Urban Design, & Public Art of 2018 are all projects that create connections for Philadelphians: past to present, city to nature, and interior to exterior. Several of these projects used GBCA members’ expertise to make these visions into reality:


New Building: Skyscraper

Comcast Technology Center
GC: LF Driscoll

Other GBCA Members on the Project:

  • AmQuip Crane Rental, LLC
  • Apache Industrial United
  • B. Pietrini & Sons
  • Bayshore Rebar
  • Carr & Duff, Inc.
  • DM Sabia & Co., Inc.
  • Doughterty Electric
  • George Young Mammoet
  • Re-Steel Supply Co., Inc.


New Building: Hidden Gem

Discovery Center in East Fairmount
GC: INTECH Construction

Other GBCA Members on the Project:

  • American Floors, Inc.
  • Central Metals, Inc.
  • Hagen Construction, Inc.
  • Tague Lumber, Inc.
  • The Watson Organization, Inc.


Public Space

Cherry Street Pier

GBCA Members on the Project:

  • Armor Masonry Restoration
  • DM Sabia & Co., Inc.
  • Geppert Bros.
  • M. Schnoll & Sons, Inc.
  • Richard S. Burns & Company



Sprouts Farmers Market
GC: INTECH Construction

Other GBCA Members on the Project:

  • Belcher Roofing
  • Central Metals, Inc.
  • Frank T. Lutter, Inc.


New Place

East Market
GC: Clemens Construction Company
GC: Tutor Perini Building Corp (The Ludlow)

Other GBCA Members on the Project:

  • Crawford Caulking Co.
  • Mayfield Site Contractors
  • Safway Services
  • Siemens industry



The Met

GBCA Members on the Project:

  • Superior Scaffold Services
  • Smith Flooring, Inc.



The Hale Building
GC: Clemens Construction Company

Other GBCA Members on the Project:

  • Cippco Inc.
  • Falasca Mechanical, Inc.
  • Graboyes Commercial Window Company
  • O’Donnell & Nacarrato

Congratulations to all who worked on these projects! Thank you for making Philadelphia’s built environment exciting, engaging, and built to last.

Click below to read more about the full list of winners: