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Inglis Methodist Gardens


Inglis Methodist Gardens is a 47-unit affordable housing development located on the Methodist Services campus in West Philadelphia. The project offers a mix of one- and two-bedroom units serving people with disabilities and formerly unhoused individuals and families. Twenty-four apartments are for Methodist Services, which partnered with Aetna, Inc. for the “Housing is Health” initiative, collecting long-term data to understand how providing housing improves health outcomes. The other 23 apartments are for Inglis Housing, which provides independent living for people with disabilities.

CBP Architects designed the facade to fit the campus vernacular. The building references colors, textures, and simple volumes of adjacent buildings composed of Wissahickon schist. Traditional materials are used in the contemporary building, with brick recalling the city’s historical use of the material in a palette reflecting the schist’s variegated colors. Inglis Methodist Gardens is designed to support residents in multiple ways. Inglis’s apartments exceed minimum requirements for accessible housing, including smart devices compatible with voice and app controls. The Methodist Services residents, formerly unhoused people, are provided on-site life-skills training. A community room designed with an open kitchen was provided for cooking classes to encourage independence and foster community. The highly efficient design promotes healthy environments and keeps resident utility bills low. The project met Energy Star Multifamily High-Rise certification, Enterprise Green Communities certification, and PHFA Reduced HERS threshold.

  • Project Category

    Affordable Housing

  • Client

    Inglis Housing Corporation and Methodist Services

  • Location

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Number of Units


  • Number of Stories


  • Gross Floor Area

    49,500 sf

  • Program

    Affordable Housing & Supportive Services