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East Market Celebrates Design Philadelphia Festival with Engaging Events and Art Installations

Philadelphia, PAOctober 1, 2019 — East Market today announced it will serve as a sponsor and official location partner for DesignPhiladelphia, the 14th annual festival produced by the Center for Architecture and Design. Held from October 2-17, the festival includes more than 130 events, showcasing Philadelphia as a hotspot for design excellence while demonstrating the impact of design on our everyday lives.


As one of the most innovative and transformative projects in Center City, East Market is a natural location partner for the festival. Located in the heart of the city, East Market will highlight the impact designers can have on the resurgence of a community and how a space can empower makers, thinkers, doers and believers to grow and reimagine possibilities.


“We’re thrilled to channel our passion for this community by joining DesignPhiladelphia as a festival sponsor and location partner,” said Daniel Killinger, Managing Director for National Real Estate Development. “East Market creates a dynamic and fun experience for residents and visitors alike, and we are excited to celebrate the design pioneers who have brought this space and this city to life.”


East Market will host the following dynamic events during the festival:


Conversations at the Girard – Monday, October 7 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

1199 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA


Moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer architecture critic and Pulitzer Prize winner, Inga Saffron, The Girard’s Design Team will examine the interaction of architecture, landscape architecture, planning and hospitality. The panelists will include Morris Adjmi (Morris Adjmi Architects), Randy Cook (Method Hospitality), Margie Ruddick (Margie Ruddick Landscape), Michael Prifti (BLT Architects), Daniel Killinger (National Real Estate Development). The event is ticketed with limited seating. Additional information about the event and tickets can be found here.


1100 Ludlow Open House – Thursday, October 10 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.


Held at the newest address for innovation in Philadelphia, 1100 Ludlow Street, The Design Center Philadelphia and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson will host an open house with beautiful design activations and engaging programming on the 3rd, 4th and 6th floors.


Design Dinner – Hosted by Design Philadelphia at The Girard, Thursday, October 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.


The newly launched series, Dine with Design, brings exclusive curated dining experiences to Philadelphia’s aesthetically pleasing showrooms, creative spaces, and culinary scenes. Held at the Roost East Market, talented designers, architects and attendees with experience the perfect blending of cuisine and authentic design conversation. The event is ticketed with limited seating. Additional information about the event and tickets can be found here.


“Circle Up” Light Install by Lucky Dog Studio at East Market, Monday, October 7th


Inspired by the vibrancy and connectivity of East Market, the “Circle Up” Installation is a nod to the linking of shops, restaurants, workspaces and dwellings flourishing on the property. Created by Philadelphia-based husband and wife designers, the Lucky Dog Studio, the installation strings together hula hoops to make a sensory impact and out-of-the-ordinary moment of reflection for pedestrians at East Market. The installation will run through mid-November and all materials used will be recycled for future art installations at East Market.



East Market is a dynamic mixed-used project blending urban shopping and dining experiences with contemporary work and living spaces. The pedestrian-oriented development in the heart of Philadelphia has revitalized an entire city block, from Market to Chestnut, and 11th to 12th Streets. Here, you can live at two incredible apartment towers, The Girard or The Ludlow, work at 1100 Ludlow, shop and dine at one of our many retailers, or just hang out on Chestnut Walk and Ludlow Street with a cup of coffee and your dog. The project is owned on behalf of a client by National Real Estate Advisors, LLC, an investment manager specializing in build-to-core, developing and owning large-scale, urban commercial and multifamily projects on behalf of its institutional clients; Joss Realty Partners, a New York-based private real estate investment firm; Young Capital LLC, a Philadelphia-based real estate investment firm affiliated with Classic Management, Inc.; and SSH Real Estate, one of the largest privately held commercial real estate companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region. East Market is being developed by National Real Estate Development, the full-service development arm of National Real Estate Advisors. For more information, please visit and follow the conversation at @EastMarketPHL.

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