TSP Designer Anthony Cotignola Wins Metropolis Future 100 Award

The Sheward Partnership is proud to announce that TSP designer Anthony Cotignola has been awarded the Metropolis Future 100 award by Metropolis Magazine. Anthony was chosen by a panel of architects as one of the top 50 interior design and top 50 architecture students graduating in North America in 2022. He was nominated by his professors at Drexel University to submit his portfolio and is one of 3 Drexel students awarded this year.

Anthony has worked at The Sheward Partnership as a designer for the last 3 years of his educational career at Drexel University; working full-time at our firm during the day while going to studio class at night. He is a dedicated and driven worker, always interested in learning all that he can from the senior architects at the firm. We are proud to have him working on some of our most prestigious projects throughout our K-12, aviation, and commercial portfolios.

Anthony Cotignola’s Design Portfolio

Here are a few inside looks at Anthony’s winning design portfolio:

Westphal College Innovation Center

Spring 2021 (Year 5) | University City, Philadelphia, PA

In an attempt to design for the future of Drexel’s College of Media Arts & Design, the Westphal College Innovation Center is a high-tech facility that provides its students and the local West Philadelphia community with emerging technology (such as virtual reality) and spaces to develop and test new theories and advancements related to the future of art, architecture, & design.

Engagement with the local community via student-led education along with meaningful & shareable public spaces was at the forefront of the design. The site, and building, connects the developed university campus with the fragmented local neighborhood of Powelton & Mantua via a ‘canyon of art’, providing an important artery between a distanced university and neighborhood.

Westphal Site Plan

South East Corner Rendering

Canyon of Art Rendering

Lobby Rendering

Classroom Rendering

Hahnemann Tower & Urban Redevelopment

Spring 2020 (Year Four) | Philadelphia, PA

The Hahnemann Hospital superblock, located in the core Center City district of Philadelphia, was recently decommissioned and abandoned. This project proposes the redevelopment of the city block with multi-family housing, an academic and research building with associated student housing, and a mixed-use office and hotel high-rise–all in an attempt to bring life & activity back to the forgotten site.

Ground level retail activates the street edge with point of entry into the buildings from a newly created plaza core. A proposed elevated pedestrian bridge spans over the dangerous Vine Street Expressway, creating a safe means of entry into the site and Center City from the residential neighborhoods north of it. While a master plan was proposed, the office and hotel tower was developed for this project.

City Context

Plaza Rendering

Pedestrian Bridge Rendering

Section Perspective