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TESTIMONIALS

“We had the good fortune of working with Mary on the Versailles, a substantial renovation of an historic Beaux Arts style 113-unit apartment building steps from Rittenhouse Square.  Built in 1921, the Versailles required a complete overhaul of the building systems, as well as a gut renovation of the existing units.  Additionally, unused spaces in the basement and on the 16th floor, were transformed into modern day amenities. 

Mary’s creativity and practicality were vital to the success of the project.  She was able to design around challenging existing conditions to create modern living spaces, while staying true to the historic elegance of the building.  Mary also proved adept at navigating the permitting process, working through complexities in the building code and historic restrictions.  We are grateful for her hard work and perseverance on this important project. 

The Versailles was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders, winning a 2017 Pillars of Industry award for Best Repositioning of a Multi-Family Asset.  The Versailles also won a 2017 Grand Jury award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.”

-Doug Jordan

Alterra Property Group

"Working with Gosia was a pleasure. She balanced her architectural vision and the project realities beautifully, had a deep understanding of our priorities, and was extremely professional.  Assuring that the design vision was properly implemented, Gosia personally was on site confirming every detail was constructed perfectly. 

Her meticulous attention to detail sets her apart from other firms we interviewed.  We now have a unique restaurant and dining establishment that far exceeds our expectations!"

-Owner

Azzurri Inc.

“Mary led the design team on our first ground-up development project in Philadelphia – an effort that had to be iconic, vibrant and efficient. Her team accomplished all of the above despite the challenging urban infill conditions.

Every part of this mixed-use property was thoughtfully designed by Mary and her team to seamlessly integrate with the surrounding neighborhood and to incorporate all of the amenities that today’s modern renters desire.

The initial response to the project, the location and the quality of the apartments has been overwhelmingly positive. Looking ahead, I am excited to work with Mary to explore new development opportunities that can scale our operations in Center City Philadelphia.”

-Boris Kaplan

Buccini Pollin Group