Stephen Stofka is interested in the urban form and the way we change it. A graduate of the Geography and Urban Studies program at Temple University, he enjoys examining the architecture, siting, streetscapes, transportation, access, and other subtle elements that make a city a city.
Boon times for our evolving skyline as large-scale construction projects pop up all over the city, but how the designs hold up when the buildings are complete? Hidden City contributor and urbanist inspector Stephen Stofka puts an eye on five big residential projects about to begin > more
The partners of the 30th Street District have compelling plans for the area surrounding the busy transportation hub. Still in the infant stages of planning, transforming the area into a lively, active space is rife with challenges. Steve Stofka lends the situation an urbanist's eye and maps out the complicated road ahead > more
Four new residential towers are transforming the West Philly skyline, changing the landscape above and altering our visual environment below. Hidden City contributor and in-house urbanist Stephen Stofka pulls out the red pen and puts them through the test > more
We continue with our dissection of the exterior architecture of new row houses in G-Ho with a look at the front entrance--the good, the bad, and the ugly > more
What makes one row house look better than another? We've got some possible answers in this survey of new construction in G-Ho > more