The 500 Walnut team is comprised of some of the most accomplished visionaries in luxury residential real estate. With a focus on unmatched quality, exceptional service and meticulous execution of leading-edge design, developer Tom Scannapieco, together with architect Cecil Baker and INTECH construction, is poised to deliver a residential building so innovative, it’s worthy of its address.


Scannapieco Development Corporation is one of the region’s most renowned and respected developers. He is widely credited for introducing a whole new level of luxury—ultra luxury—residences to Philadelphia with the award-winning 1706 Rittenhouse Square. 500 Walnut is the second ultra-luxury tower in Philadelphia, and the only one of its kind in the entire world.

Known for a unique ability to painstakingly examine every detail—from selection of location and architect to finishes and fixtures— Scannapieco has a passionate understanding of the whole experience. As testament to this, Scannapieco set the new standard for ultra-luxury residential development with the unprecedented success of 1706 Rittenhouse.

With over $1 billion of innovative, trend-setting developments, Scannapieco is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished and creative companies in the development industry. The organization’s projects have received countless accolades, including the coveted Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence – The Americas for 1706 Rittenhouse, and a citation from the Honorable Mayor Michael Nutter.


Lauded for vision and finesse in high-end customized residential architecture and long-standing partner of Scannapieco Development Corporation, Cecil Baker + Partners is dedicated to creating buildings and sites that bring people in touch with culture, community and nature.

The four guideposts of the firm’s pursuit of cohesive, harmonious architecture are: the persuasion of place; the power of simple shapes; the choreography of passage; and shared exploration.
Perhaps that is why developer Tom Scannapieco calls Cecil “an architect’s architect.”

The firm’s designs have received awards from the American Institute of Architects, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.