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The Commons: Design Team Profiles

Villanova University worked with architectural firms Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Voith & Mactavish Architects on The Commons project, along with the construction firm, Torcon, Inc. A team from architectural firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects came up with the vision, look and feel for the complex and Philadelphia firm Voith & Mactavish Architects brought the vision to life. Construction was completed by Torcon, Inc., using 5,000 tons of stone in a precise blend of colors.

Below are profiles of Villanova's project partners:

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, is a 265-person firm of architects, interior designers, and supporting staff. Over its 49-year history, the firm has established an international reputation as a leading design firm with wide experience in residential, commercial and institutional work. As the firm’s practice has diversified, its geographical scope has widened to include projects in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the United States. The firm maintains an attention to detail and commitment to design quality which has earned international recognition, numerous awards and citations for design excellence, including National Honor Awards of the American Institute of Architects.

Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP

Voith & Mactavish Architects is a full-service architectural firm that specializes in the development of on-campus environments. Founded in 1988 with a commitment to the highest quality design and service, we believe that great architecture comes from innovation within the context of tradition. With a national reputation for our ability to work within significant architectural contexts in a knowledgeable and sympathetic manner, our team combines expertise in design, planning, preservation, and interiors for projects at a variety of scales. We achieve success by listening to our clients and translating their values and aspirations into beautiful, functional, and sustainable spaces for people.

Torcon, Inc.

Torcon is one of the largest, most active construction management firms in the mid-Atlantic states, with an average annual volume of more than $500 million in local projects. From its office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Torcon has built a reputation on delivering exceptional performance and client service for many of the most demanding corporations and institutions in the country. The company has been headquartered in New Jersey since 1965 and is a recognized leader in projects for healthcare, education and biopharm clients. Torcon is also consistently ranked among the nation’s leading at-risk CMs.