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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: 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

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