Anchors Aweigh At The Navy Yard

The Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard has received a Merit Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA Philadelphia’s Annual Awards for Design Excellence “acknowledges the achievements of member architects and demonstrates their capability to realize high standards of design, building efficiency, and sustainability.”

Courtyard Philadelphia South at at The Navy Yard Rendering

Rendering provided courtesy of Erdy McHenry Architecture

The 5-story, 172-room hotel designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture is the first to be constructed at the historic Navy Yard in Philadelphia, a former Naval base located on the Delaware River that was converted into a modern business campus “committed to smart energy innovation and sustainability.” O’Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering design services for the 100,000 SF structure that consists of 4 stories of hotel space over 1 story of amenity space. Features include a ground-floor bar, a lounge and dining area, a fitness room, and 2,000 SF of meeting areas. INTECH Construction led the Design-Build effort.

The LEED-Certified Courtyard Philadelphia South contributes to the sustainable culture of the Navy Yard. The exterior of the structure is clad in a composite metal panel rainscreen, which helps to reduce the building’s overall heat gain and energy consumption.

O’Donnell & Naccarato’s structural engineering work at the Philadelphia Navy Yard also includes adaptive reuse office renovation projects for Barthco International’s and Urban Outfitters’ corporate headquarters.

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