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Voith & Mactavish Architects

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We built this tiny pool ourselves in our miracle of a garden - all built on the garage roof. The splashing made the space tranquil and cool in the shade of the grape arbor. I miss it. . . . . .#pool  #fountain  #thesoundofwater  #garden  #citygarden  #diy  #manayunk  #philadelphia  #dhvphilly_ 

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And this is a storm water retention basin for the tennis courts. The difference between the water level and the top of the banks shows the basin’s capacity. It is a beautiful feature at the entrance to the school. And water is pumped from this pond by a windmill for an adjacent organic garden. I love this microcosm of sustainable thinking. . . . . . . . .#sustainability  #ecology  #stormwaterretentionpond  #manmadepond  #tenniscourt  #boardingschoollife  #boardingschool  @sasdelaware  #voithandmactavish  đź“· @jeffreytotaro 

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This pretty garden won us a Palladio Award some number of years ago. Victoria Steiger designed this lovely sequence of water events: water dripping from the wall, splashing into the semicircular pool, running in a rill, ending in the water lily pond. The sight and sounds of was make this urban garden an oasis of tranquility. Perfect for these hot summer evenings. . . . . .#urbangarden  #lilypond  #rill  #urbanoasis  #palladioawards  @traditionalbuildingmagazine  #voithandmactavish  #trellis  #viewfromthetop  #walledgarden  #phildelphiatownhouse 

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This is a recent picture of a project done by my previous firm, Atkin Voith & Associates: the design of a house and two lakes. This one of the two lakes which we made. Swipe for the cascade that we designed at the damming point. You are greeted by this view as you sweep up the entry drive. Given the heat this week I could just dive in!!! . . . . . .#manmadelake  #cascade  #virginia  #residential  #residentialarchitecture  #estate  #countryliving  #atkinvoithandassociates 

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This beautiful house never got built. It was designed for a lot on Lake Worth and I loved the idea of the pool surrounded by the arched colonnade. . . . . . .#houseandpool  #spanishcolonial  #spanishcolonialrevival  #swimmingpool  #voithandmactavish  #watercolor  #somedreamsdocometrue  #residential  #residentialarchitecture  @voithmactavish 

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Even a small hot tub can help one adjust to sweltering heat or the frigid cold! This one has a view of an enclosed garden - designed by Victoria Steiger. . . . . . .#pool  #hottub  #summertime  #beatingtheheat  #landscapedesign  #voithandmactavish  đź“· @jeffreytotaro  #bluebell 

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A weekend away. No phones. No internet. Just close friends and family. Great walks, food and conversation. Perfection. . . . . . .#offthegrid  #relax  #summer  #lake  #endlessmountains  #friendsandfamily  #weekend  #water  #lakeswims  #dock 

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  • 6 days ago

Staying cool. Unfortunately, for us, the folks we designed this for moved to Florida (and La Jolla). . . . . .#pool  #swimmingpool  #poolside  #stayingcool  #beatingtheheat  #relaxingsunday  #summerinthecity  #valleyview  #voithandmactavish  #water  #suburbanliving  #residential  #noplacelikehome  đź“· @jeffreytotaro 

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  • 6 days ago

Happy to have been on the panel Women in Leadership (in architecture, engineering, and construction) hosted by the joint committee of the AIAPhiladelphia, GBCA and COAA. I had a great time sharing stories, bits of opinion and hopefully some wisdom with my co-panelists to the stand out crowd! . . . . . . .@aiaphiladelphia  @thegbca  #centerforarchitecture  #womeninleadership  #publicspeaking  @lfdriscoll  @keast_and_hood_co  @pennmedicine  #wisdom 

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On a scorcher like today the idea of this very restrained pool looks like heaven. The house was designed by my long ago partner Tony Atkin. I was a draftsman at the time!!! . . . . . . .#pool  #swimmingpool  #farmhouse  #traditonalbuilding  #stonehouse  #heatofsummer  #beatingtheheat  #throwback 

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The entrance to Moore College of Art that we designed years ago connects to one of Philadelphia’s great civic spaces - Logan Circle and the Swan Fountain. Water in the summer is so valuable the city comes out to play when it reaches to the 90’s. . . . . . . .#moorecollegeofart  #philadelphia  #summertime  #swanfountain  #logancircle  #entrance  #midcentury  #midcenturymodern  #thisplacematters  #landmark  @moorecollegeart  #voithandmactavish  #tombernard 

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Water helps beat the heat! Love this infinity edge pool that we designed for a house in my old stomping grounds- West Mount Airy - in Philadelphia, of course! . . . . . .#swimmingpool  #infinitypool  #woodlandview  #wissahickon  #philadelphia  #mellormeigsandhowe  #beattheheat  #dogdaysofsummer  #voithandmactavish  #westmountairy  #hometown  #cityliving 

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Station break. Great eve on our friends’ terrace and a beautiful skyline view. . . . . .#voithandmactavish  #philadelphia  #skyline  #dinnerwithfriends 

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  • 2 weeks ago

A few shots of Villanova’s Lancaster Housing which will be completed by August move in for over 1200 students! We are punch listing now. Dorm room furniture is already in place! What a triumph of a transformation for the University. With our great design partners @ramsarchitects  . . . . . .#voithandmactavish  #collaboration  #designforeducation  #residencehall  #traditionaldesign  #almostfinished  #transformation  #collegiategothic  @villanovau  #villanova  #dormlife  #residentiallife 

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Sometimes construction photos look like abstract art. I logged 3.5 miles walking through this building - Villanova’s soon to be Performing Arts Center and our adjacent student housing project yesterday. Swipe through and see if you can tell what you are looking at! Hint: these are only of the PAC. Lancaster Housing is almost complete. With our great partners @ramsarchitects  . . . . . .#voithandmactavish  #performingarts  #riggiing  #courtyardtheater  #proscenium  #construction  #walkthrough  @villanovatheatre  @villanovau  @villanovadancecompany  #traditionaldesign  #designforeducation  #stairs  #scaffolding 

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  • 3 weeks ago

Thank you IIDA for a great event last night and we are so excited to have won an award for this project!thank you @thosmoser  for the collaboration on the Daniela Table, @eustischair  for the customized chairs, Deep Landings for great fixtures and @clemensconstruction  for the sophisticated and complicated construction work. . . . . .#voithandmactavish  #vmainteriors  #interiordesign  @lvilleschool  @mearstammy  #lawrencevilleschool  #traditionaldesign  #sustainabledesign  @sustainablefare  #traditionalarchitecture  #heavytimber  #color  @caitlynjkelly 

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Lunch today coming back from a meeting on the train was a quick sandwich in the great hall along the southern side of Thirtieth Street Station. It’s been under scaffolding for a long time and it’s great to see it in its glory! . . . . . .#voithandmactavish  #lunch  #greathall  #thirtiethstreetstation  #30thstreetstation  #renovation  #restoration  #thisplacematters 

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Testing what this two year old thinks of the carpet choices for the preschool at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. She said she likes the bright blue, but she also pointed to the dark blue. Hadley’s baby got the all grey color scheme, but overall I would say she finds the carpet tile calming! . . . . . . .#voithandmactavish  #vmainteriors  #colorchoices  #carpet  #preschool  #kindergarten  #testmarketing  #brynmawrpresbyterianchurch  #workisfun  #hadley  #twoyearsold  #twoyear  #babyknowsbest  #interiordesign 

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