About

About Page September 2012

At a Glance

  • 90% of our employees walk, bike, or take public transportation to work
  • 50% of electricity in the Philadelphia office is generated from Pennsylvania wind power generators
  • 1st certified LEED-CI office in City of Philadelphia
  • More than 35 LEED Projects

WE BELIEVE GOOD IDEAS ARISE FROM UNEXPECTED SOURCES. AND BETTER IDEAS ARISE FROM WORKING TOGETHER.

WRT is a national collaborative practice of city and regional planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and architects headquartered in Philadelphia. Established in 1963, the firm’s origins are rooted in the principles of sustainability, dedicated to improving the quality of the natural and built environments in the planning and design of buildings, landscapes, cities, and regions. Our governing doctrine is to protect natural resources, promote social justice and economic well-being, and create livable human habitats that reflect local heritage, culture, and values.

The firm believes good ideas arise from unexpected sources. And better ideas arise from working together. Our office culture offers a profoundly collaborative environment from which powerful, transformative designs emerge.

With more than 100 employees among offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Miami, WRT’s national distribution of its practice fosters a broad perspective based on a diverse range of communities and ecosystems.