• Project The Deacon
  • Year 2019
  • Star Sign Aries
  • WWW thedeaconphl.com

The Deacon, a historic building (previously The First African Baptist church) was designed with creative reuse in mind as a place to gather, honoring the church’s ethos of community.

“The design creates deliberate tension with the decor—pairing a CB2 chair with Faye Toogood’s Roly Poly design, and a floor-to-ceiling mural of Julius Erving aka Dr. J mid-dunk next to the chicest black marble bathroom sink.”
-Domino Magazine


Shannon led Interior Design and all Creative Direction for the Deacon. The space has been a backdrop for weddings, sleepovers, workshops, community events, wellness retreats and everything in between. It has been featured in Domino, Philadelphia Magazine, and Condé Nast Traveler.