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Asociación de Puertorriqueños en Marcha for Everyone (APM)

Nearly fifty designers, community leaders, public agencies, and students generated scenarios for redeveloping a key site in Eastern North Philadelphia. The resulting conceptual plan features housing options promoting intergenerational living, open space that doubles as gathering places and green stormwater infrastructure, and room for a locally-owned store, restaurant, or café.

Volunteer Design Team

Brad Springer

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Cost Estimator
McDonald Building Company, LLC
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Norristown, Pennsylvania

Dan Meier

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Civil Engineer

"I would love to see Mayor Nutter’s dream of making this the greenest city in the country become a reality."

Duffield Associates, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ian Smith

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Architect, Registered
Ian Smith Design Group
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jessica Brams-Miller

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Architect, Registered

Kathy Lent

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Architectural Designer

“It was amazing how everyone jumped in.”

BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lamar Wilson

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Planner
V. Lamar Wilson Associates, Inc.

Morris Zimmerman

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Architect, Registered
BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Winston

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Architect, Registered

“We’re benefiting people by creating a better environment.”

BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Snezana Litvinovic

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Architect, Registered
Atrium Design Group
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Suzanna Fabry

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Landscape Architectural Designer
Viridian Landscape Studio
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tavis Dockwiller

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Landscape Architect, Registered
Viridian Landscape Studio
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas Kirchner

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Architect, Registered
BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Zachary Cebenka

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Landscape Architect, Intern

"I grew up in New London, Pa, where there were lots of farms, hills, and other places to explore. I want to bring that sense of possibility to the city.”

Viridian Landscape Studio
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Design Charrette: Compass, Connector, Catalyst: Re-imagining 8th & Berks
Address
8th and Berks Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Neighborhood
North Central
Lower North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
787
Value of Pro Bono Services
$91,296
Design Grant Completed
April 23, 2014
Mixed-Use and Multi-Generational: 8th and Berks Re-Imagined
How do you make the most of the opportunity to redevelop the "last large aggregation of land in lower Eastern North Philadelphia?" Sometime in the near future, the...
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Re-Imagining 8th & Berks
  The Collaborative has just wrapped up a conceptual master plan for the redevelopment of 1.8 acres of vacant land at 8th and Berks Streets—the focus of last November’s...
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