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AKA University City

University City Design

Welcome to The Vertical Neighborhood

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with interiors and amenities from Lissoni Associati, AKA University City at Cira Centre South has a prominent place in the Philadelphia skyline - and the highest views of any residential building in the city.

Building architectural firms: Pelli Clarke Pelli and BLTa.

In a forward-thinking approach to engaging different tastes and preferences, the furnished residences at AKA University City maintains a unified style, though each residence varies slightly – evoking different moods and emotion. With weekly and monthly offerings – the variations allow AKA guests the opportunity for personalization and the experience to choose their own space that feels most like “home.”  Variations range from furniture pieces to the small but distinct details of the upholstery and fabrics. 

A streamlined sensibility of timeless elegance and sophistication is united by the finest materials in the world. The Lissoni team spent hours with Italy’s leading furniture manufacturers to hand-select the highest-quality materials and textiles—from the distinct grains of wood to the fabrics in natural materials including wool, linen and cotton. Sculptural, intimate lighting from Italy’s top manufacturers is a key component to Lissoni’s distinctive design mood within each space.   

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