The Porch at 30th Street Station | Philadelphia, USA | Groundswell Design Group

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Groundswell Design Group was brought on by Philadelphia’s University City District to redesign The Porch, a public space located next to 30th Street Station, Philadelphia’s main train station and the second busiest station in the United States. With 18,000 workers within a five-minute walk, and 16,000 people passing through the site daily, this former parking lot sits nestled between the grand colonnades of 30th Street Station and four lanes of traffic on Market Street. The Porch ultimately acts as the station’s gateway to Center City Philadelphia and University City.

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Independence Beer Garden | Philadelphia, USA | Groundswell Design Group

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Philadelphia’s hottest open air restaurant, the Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia. Spearheaded by Groundswell Design Group and Philadelphia’s own restaurateur, Michael Schulson, IBG pushed the boundaries of urban revitalization. Groundswell’s ability to reinvigorate underutilized space is showcased with this 20,000 sq ft beer garden.

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