The “original” Benjamin’s Desk experience tops off the historic Allman Building on Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Row. With convenient access to some of the region’s best restaurants, stores, and hotels, the Benjamin’s Desk Innovation Loft makes both an ideal home base for both local entrepreneurs and visiting professionals, or can be used as an experiential event space that both members and non-members have access to.
Learn. Collaborate. Celebrate.
Our expansion to the Allman Building’s 8th Floor opened up flexible space for Mobile and Mobile Pro members to collaborate in teams or to work solo. Configurable furniture from Turnstone enables teams to work at desks, at “family tables” or in lounges. Four more member companies operate from private offices, and an open kitchen features filtered still and carbonated water alongside fresh coffee and a beer tap. After hours, the flexspace and kitchen convert into an event space capable of hosting over 100 attendees for educational, networking, and social occasions. High ceilings, vibrant decor, and our configurable lighting and sound systems make the 8th Floor a unique addition to the Rittenhouse Row scene.
Hours & Directions
Benjamin’s Desk Innovation Loft is open to all members from 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Members with 24/7 access privileges can enter the front door using the access code provided by our Community Manager. If using the space for an event, hours of use will be determined and mutually agreed upon between the event host and the Benjamin’s Desk Programming Director.
The main entrance to Benjamin’s Desk is on the 17th Street side between Walnut and Sansom Streets.
When possible, we recommend traveling to Benjamin’s Desk via Uber or public transit.
- First-time Uber passengers can receive $20 off their first ride with a special promotion code available by calling our office. (Uber currently charges a flat rate of $45 for a one-way trip from the Airport to Benjamin’s Desk in an UberBLACK vehicle.)
- SEPTA’s Suburban Station provides easy access to all Regional Rail lines, including high-speed trains to Philadelphia International Airport and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station. From the 17th & JFK Boulevard exit, travelers can walk south along 17th Street, passing the Westin and Sofitel hotels before reaching the Allman Building.
- Travelers on PATCO should disembark at 16th & Locust and walk northwest across Locust and 17th Streets, passing Saint Mark’s Church and the Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel before reaching the Allman Building.
Discount (with BD Stamp on 7) parking is available at the Pullman Garage (Patriot Parking), located approximately 1 block from Benjamin’s Desk at 1617 Chancellor Street (Right side parking garage). Other nearby parking facilities include the garage adjacent to the nearby Radisson Blu Warwick Hotel, or at the E-Z Park surface lot at 17th & Pine.
1701 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103