One Cathedral Square
Located on a prominent site next to Philadelphia’s historic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, One Cathedral Square is a 23-story, 265,000-square-foot residential tower. The tower’s location inspired the design’s quiet and light architectural expression; a response that does not detract from the Cathedral, but instead enhances the iconic domed structure.
Through this responsive form, the tower shifts away from neighboring buildings, while its simple, reflective glass façade visually opens the backdrop for the Cathedral from Logan Square. On the street level, a landscaped courtyard is nestled between the tower’s retail base and the Cathedral, creating a more private, contemplative outdoor public space to complement the larger, open Logan Square.
SCB is the architect and interior designer for the 273-unit project, which offers a range from studios to two-bedroom apartments. Light finishes and refined materials are used throughout One Cathedral Square, serving as a neutral backdrop for a curated art program. The lobby features a co-working lounge with multi-purpose room and coffee bar, while additional amenities on the twenty-third floor consist of a club room with communal kitchen; fitness center and yoga studio; and a rooftop terrace with views to Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s main boulevard for arts and culture.