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Shila Scarlet Griffith, LEED AP

Shila is an NCIDQ certified and LEED accredited interior designer that also practices interior architecture. She holds both a bachelor’s degree in interior design and master’s degree in sustainable design from Philadelphia University. In 2012, Shila started SG23 Design a small studio that offers design services spanning interior design, graphic design and website design and development. Along with SG23, she is also the founder and creative director of Studio Novelty, an online shop that creates inspired paper goods and wall art and she teaches a design studio in the continuing education program at Moore College of Art and Design.

Marked Potential: Fidelity Trust Company

Marked Potential: Fidelity Trust Company

November 22, 2016  |  Marked Potential

For this month's Marked Potential Shila Griffith is North Philly bound to convert an old bank on Lehigh Avenue into a market cafe and community co-working space > more

Marked Potential: Roosevelt Theater

Marked Potential: Roosevelt Theater

September 13, 2016  |  Marked Potential

In Frankford, the Roosevelt Theater faces the El like a careworn sentry guarding the legacy of the city's last movie palaces. Shila Griffith invigorates the empty, ivory giant with a photography and filmmaking center for teens in this month's Marked Potential > more

Marked Potential: Cunningham Piano Company

Marked Potential: Cunningham Piano Company

August 18, 2016  |  Marked Potential

The sleek, slender Cunningham Piano Company tower on Chestnut Street has sat empty for the better part of a decade while potential renovations and reuse have passed it by. Enough is enough, says Shila Griffith, who envisions an all-in-one textile design studio in the sky with this month's Marked Potential > more

Marked Potential: St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel

Marked Potential: St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel

July 15, 2016  |  Marked Potential

With this month's Marked Potential Shila Griffith gives us a rock climbing gym with a heavenly view inside the divine sanctuary of St. Andrew's Collegiate Chapel > more

Marked Potential: Northern Savings Fund

Marked Potential: Northern Savings Fund

June 13, 2016  |  Marked Potential

Interior architect Shila Griffith brings SoHo art space sensibilities to the vacant, fortress-like Northern Savings Fund bank at 6th and Spring Garden with this month's Marked Potential > more