Gardner/Fox Associates is an award-winning, custom home additions and renovations firm based in Philadelphia. Founded by Brook Gardner, an engineer, and Mark Fox, an architect, their two worlds collided to form a design firm focused on structured ingenuity and architectural imagination.
This business, like many small businesses, evolved from a friendship between two ambitious young professionals. Brook Gardner, an engineer from Virginia, and Mark Fox, an architect from Kentucky, bought fixer-upper townhouse shells on the same block in Center City Philadelphia.
The two future partners became close friends while they “lived” in and gut renovated their homes. They discovered a common interest in designing and renovating homes and buildings, and after a brief career stop with Historic Landmarks for Living, the largest historic building renovation company in the country; they started their own design and consulting firm.