1919 Market Street is a 28-story, mixed-use building comprised of luxury apartments and upscale amenities including an infinity pool, demonstration kitchen and rooftop clubhouse. The high-rise has 321 units and 24,000 SF of retail space.
Bala’s mechanical and electrical groups designed the building to utilize a high-efficiency heat pump system and a high-rise life safety system. It also features full metering, multiple substations, extensive lighting controls and a generator for emergency requirements.
The Philadelphia Fire Department assisted in the design of the fire protection system that includes differentiation of pressure zones and backup capability.
Simultaneous to the MEP/FP services, Bala’s technology group performed infrastructure design services for the amenity spaces on the 20th floor and designed the telecommunications cabling infrastructure within the individual units of the building.
Bala’s commissioning group was also chosen to provided LEED fundamental commissioning services for the project, which achieved LEED-NC v3 Gold Certification.