BACKGROUND

Founded in 1862, The Union League of Philadelphia continues to this day to be driven by its founding motto: Amor Patrie Ducit or Love of Country Leads. Today, their members represent the Philadelphia regions’ leaders in business, education, technology, healthcare, law, government, religion, art, and culture.

The League House occupies an entire city block in the center of Philadelphia’s commercial and cultural district. Built in 1865, it was added to the National Historic Register in 1979. The Union League was looking to develop a rooftop dining space in this historic building for which Chambers developed a comprehensive master plan. Chambers also evaluated the Club’s other sites for future enhancements that would elevate the club experience for their members, including Torresdale Golf Club, and National Golf Club.


OUR APPROACH

Our goal was to develop a unique and sophisticated member dining experience for The League House by creating a generously welcoming, yet reassuringly exclusive members-only rooftop venue. Chambers presented a design for the dining facility that was traditional and timeless, yet modern with a tasteful edge. With the goal of maximizing the incredible city skyline views, plans propose situating this new amenity on the 15th street side of the rooftop.

Captivating high ceilings and sophisticated lighting with the ability to warm and cool as needed for all seasons were conceptualized for this design in order to provide a high-end chop house feel. Craft cocktails, wines by the glass and a simple, delicious menu with fresh ingredients are all in development to provide members with a unique and memorable dining experience.