Southern Land Company was founded on the belief that real estate could, and should, be beautiful.

Tim Downey, Founder & CEO, Southern Land Company



The Laurel is presented by Southern Land Company, an award-winning real estate development company with market-leading projects in more than 20 locations across the United States, including Charleston, Nashville, Dallas, Denver, New York, and Philadelphia.

The founder and CEO of Southern Land Company, Tim Downey serves as the driving and visionary force behind a team of over 400 professionals responsible for a growing portfolio of communities that are redefining landscapes and skylines in premier locations across the country. Over three decades of continual growth and success, the Nashville, Tennessee-based organization has built everything from distinctive single- and multi-family homes to luxury towers, and from pioneering master-planned communities to market-defining commercial and mixed-use projects.

Southern Land Company was founded in 1986 on the belief that real estate could, and should, be beautiful. To this day, our founder Tim Downey cultivates an understanding that every project is an opportunity to create a remarkable community that boosts aesthetics, livability and well-being. Inspired by Walt Disney Imagineering’s desire to inspire creativity, innovation and interaction in the company and across projects, Tim’s vertically integrated business model enables direct communication between architecture, horticulture, construction and planning professionals.

With meticulous attention to detail, the people of Southern Land are driven to design environments that enrich people’s lives and contribute to the communities in which we build. Our goal for The Laurel was to create an address that was not only worthy of the final residential opportunity on historic Rittenhouse Square, but the finest luxury lifestyle offering in downtown Philadelphia. To learn more, visit southernland.com

Architecture & Interior Design


SCB is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that practices nationally from offices in Chicago and San Francisco.

Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting impact on the nation’s skylines, campuses, and neighborhoods, helping clients across the country achieve their goals, serve their constituencies, and make their mark. To learn more, visit scb.com.

The design for this building respects the historic context, yet also reflects a modern approach. This duality can be seen in the transition between the materiality of the ground level streetscape and the residential glass tower above.

Clara Wineberg, Principal, SC

Interior Design


ForrestPerkins is an interior architecture and design firm with offices in Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. A distinct design studio of the global architecture firm, Perkins Eastman, the firm specializes in luxury and landmark hotels, resorts, spas and multi-residential.

From inspiration to opening, from arrival to departure, ForrestPerkins designs take people on a journey and craft curated experiences that resonate on an emotional level. To learn more, visit forrestperkins.com.


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