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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, a small studio that offers design services spanning interior design, graphic design and website design and development. She also teaches a design studio in the continuing education program at Moore College of Art and Design.

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

July 12, 2017  |  Marked Potential

Shila Griffith is back with the latest and last edition of her column, Market Potential. In this final piece, Griffith reinvents a vacant, Mid-century Modern landmark near Chinatown as a cooperative cooking space for culinary entrepreneurs > more

Marked Potential: Graffiti Pier

Marked Potential: Graffiti Pier

March 9, 2017  |  Marked Potential

Shila Griffith is back with a new edition of Marked Potential. In this month's proposal she envisions Graffiti Pier as the city's next great public park > more

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