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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: Warwick Apartment House

Marked Potential: Warwick Apartment House

April 4, 2016  |  Marked Potential

With this month's Marked Potential we put our eyes on the Warwick Apartment House currently under threat of demolition. Interior architect Shila Griffith puts a stop to the wrecking ball with this boutique hotel conversion > more

Marked Potential: Mercantile Library

Marked Potential: Mercantile Library

January 20, 2016  |  Marked Potential

If buildings could make distress signals the Mercantile Library on Chestnut Street would fill the ears of all in Center City. The once sleek, mid-century modern structure, vacant for 26 years, now sits in a state of slow decay. Interior architect Shila Griffith says the bones of the building are still strong and envisions a co-working space for medical industrial designers with this month's Marked Potential > more

Marked Potential: Shawmont Station

Marked Potential: Shawmont Station

October 23, 2015  |  Marked Potential

With this month's Marked Potential we look at Shawmont Station in Roxborough. Interior architect Shila Griffith thinks that a creative intervention is critical for the deteriorating, 189-year-old railroad landmark's survival and sketches out plans for a Schuylkill River Trail visitor's center and recreation outfitter > more

Marked Potential: Police Administration Building

Marked Potential: Police Administration Building

July 27, 2015  |  Marked Potential

The Police Administration Building at 700 Race Street is one of the city's more distinctive municipal buildings. Its commanding concrete curvature and grid of windows give the Roundhouse unmistakable flair. With her next Marked Potential, Shila Griffith give this mid-century gem a civic-minded makeover and puts it at the disposal of the community > more

Marked Potential: Robinson Building

Marked Potential: Robinson Building

June 3, 2015  |  Marked Potential, Vantage

Next up in our Marked Potential series is the Robinson Building at 10th and Market. Interior architect and designer Shila Griffith envisions a multi-screen documentary film theater complex and filmmaker workspace behind the scrolling, Modernist facade of the former women's department store > more