The Studio

Créer Studio is a small creative collaborative made of multiple artists. The humanoids currently residing at Créer are Philadelphia Photographer StevieChris (Commercial, and Conceptual High-End Portraiture), Makeup + Hair Artist Jessica Saint, and inhabitant Dustin Genereux

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1901 South 9th St. Philadelphia PA, 19148 Suite 406

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The Surrounding Area, Things to Do

We are within walking distance to lots of Philadelphia attractions. We are a 5-10 minute walk from Philadelphia's extremely popular Passyunk Ave, which houses many restaurants and cafes to satisfy any thirst or appetite you might have. Passyunk Ave has been gaining notoriety fast and fierce with restaurants popping up, what seems like every month, giving it the well-suited title, "Restaurant Row." Of course, if you're looking the Philly "staple," the cheesesteak, we are just about a 10-minute walk to the famous Pat's or Geno's Steaks. We won't get into who in Philly has the best cheesesteak, we'll leave that up to you. (We're not implying it's between those two either, just saying) If you feel like doing some of the required tourist duties while visiting the studio, we are a short cab ride from the Philadelphia Art Museum (You know, the "Rocky Steps"), the Liberty Bell, and other attractions like the Mutter Museum, if you're up for some creepiness, Spruce Harbor Park, and Old City Philly which is home to the Betsy Ross house and many incredible art galleries like Arch Enemy Arts

If you're not sure about something, ask us, and we'll point you in the right direction.

About The Building

Bok is a commercial property located in South Philadelphia (equidistant between Center City, the Navy Yard, and University City) and home to a thriving and growing community of innovators, businesses, entrepreneurs, and creatives. 

A historic vocational school closed by the School District of Philadelphia in 2013, we are working to lovingly restore the building into a new, richly layered and constantly evolving center for creatives, small businesses, and non-profits small-batch manufacturers and beyond. The project takes stock of the existing infrastructure (wood shops, culinary training kitchens, science labs, and classrooms) to enable activity and affordability to create a revived place of making, training, learning, and job creation in South Philly.

Today nearly 26,000 square feet within the building are filled with jewelers, architects, furniture makers, fashion designers, milliners, product designers, artists, charitable organizations, daycare, and even a local boxing club in the previously empty classrooms. Nearly 80% of our current tenants are residents of South Philly. 

The scale of the building - 340,000 square feet and an entire city block - means there is an opportunity for continued growth and the ability to accommodate a wide diversity and variety of users in spaces ranging from 200 to 25,000 square feet. 

Bok is a multi-phased project intended to evolve over time, and therefore we are interested in how both the temporal and the permanent contribution to the building's evolution.

We seek to apply a nimble and thoughtful multi-disciplinary development approach to drive the building's revitalization through a careful balance that considers commercial viability, impactful community engagement, and long-term outcomes. 

Bok is the recipient of The 2016 Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance Award for the project's approach to adaptive re-use of a historic building. 


BOK Building | 1901 South. 9th St. Philadelphia PA 19148

From 95 North

Take I-95 South towards central Philadelphia. Use the left lane to take exit 20 for Columbus Boulevard toward Washington Avenue. Use the right two lanes to turn right on S Christopher Columbus Blvd (also Delaware Ave) Turn right onto Washington Ave. Then turn left onto S Front St. Around .8 miles make a right onto McKean St. Around .7 miles turn right onto S 9th St, and the BOK Building will be on your right. (It's the Game of Thrones looking building)

The entrance is in the middle of the building on 9th St. 

When you arrive, find Studio Créer (Suite 406) on the digital directory. 

(You can click the map, and it will bring you right to Google Maps for directions)

From Center City / North Philadelphia

Head south on Christopher Columbus Blvd (Delaware Ave) / Turn right onto Washington Ave / In .1 miles turn left onto S Front St. / In .8 miles turn right onto McKean St. / In .7 Miles turn right onto South 9th St. 

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