Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SFA News - Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

Some nice ink on the recently completed Ben Franklin Tech Ventures incubator, congratulations to the team for the success of the project and also for their recent awards (see previous posts).  Its a great looking project and the view from the top of South Mountain is epic!

Link to the article below - much thanks to our friends at the MARE Journal for featuring our work and mentioning Spillman Farmer Architects, we really appreciate that!

Spillman Farmer is in the news!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Living in the Brownfiels - Ride Safe

A big brownfield thank you to our friends at bicycling magazine for getting the word out and writing a great story about our friend and colleague Pat Ytsma.


Please take a moment to check out the webstie for the bike tour:

Friday, January 20, 2012

SFA News - Creative Lunch

The 2012 creative lunch series at spillman started off with a bang, or was it more like a bump in the night?
The artist Vicki DaSilva captivated the audience with her single-frame time exposure night photography that creates abstract fields of colored light in site specific response to landscapes, buildings, and infrastructure.

Stunning work and an unbelievable performance left the studio buzzing, we hope to be seeing more of Vicki in the coming months.  In the meantime please support the arts and artists by being a patron.


Don't miss her light graffiti either, that's where it all started!  Killer work - and a big thank you to Vicki for taking time out of her schedule to share her work with us yesterday!


In closing all I can say is #foy - fountain of youth!

SFA News - Slice of "Pi"

A cool little project of ours is finishing up down the street and we're happy to see the addition to the neighborhood.  More about the architecture in the coming months but for now the story is about economic development and nurturing innovation.  See an excerpt from the article below and follow the link to read more.

"The name "Pi" comes from the facility's formal name, Partnership for Innovation. Plus, adds city enterprise zone coordinator Bekah Rusnock, pi is an accessible mathematical concept that could communicate the fact that Bethlehem has a bustling high-tech sector.

"The general public doesn't realize that there are a lot of tech companies in Bethlehem," Rusnock says.

Pi's 8,000 square feet have a modern, industrial vibe. Century-old brick walls and tall windows combine with transparent office dividers and exposed pipes. Shared amenities include a kitchenette, conference room and copy machine. Besides that, tenants can take advantage of three 36-foot-square "conversation rooms" just big enough for a phone call or informal meeting between two colleagues. One restroom has a shower where workers can bathe after riding their bikes to work or clearing their heads with a run on a nearby railroad track that's been converted to a jogging trail – another result of studies by the innovation zone."

"Slice of 'Pi" Could Solidify Bethlehem's Rep for Tech"
by Rebecca VanderMeulen for the KeystoneEdge

logo design by Christian Weber Creatives

conference table collaboration  Made by Spillman  +  3 Cubed Studio

link to full article

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Material Process Product - Surface

A recent painting by abstract expressionist artist Ed Kerns explores a method of delivering paint to canvas.
Ed strategically pours paint to create a three dimensional surface texture. This handmade process is as close to a natural occurance that I have seen.

We are considering this precedent while we develop wall panels for a future project.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SFA News - Publications

Spillman's Sal Verrastro is published in ASA Chicago's quarterly publication "Construction Connection"-- Sal and co-author Sean Smith discuss the Holistic Sales & Project Management Method for Commercial Construction.  You can read the article on line at the link below;

Way to go Sal, if you've got questions about construction he's the man to consult!