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Vare-Washington Elementary

When two Southeast Philadelphia elementary schools merged, the opportunity arose to extend the amazing things happening inside to the schoolyard and two rooftop spaces. The Collaborative’s conceptual plan lays out future options for active play—a full or half basketball court, play equipment, and a gaga arena—and unique elements like a pollinator garden, a rooftop performance space, and an exploratory tree swale.

Volunteer Design Team

Anamarija Montak

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Graphic Designer
Philadelphia,

Anthony Kennedy

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Cost Estimator
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christina McCallum

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Landscape Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hana Elum

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Civil Engineer

Hans Hesselein

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Landscape Architect, Registered
Apiary Studio
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tom Faranda

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Structural Engineer
Thomas C. Faranda, P.E.
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Spring City, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Vare-Washington School: Conceptual Design for Schoolyard Greening
Sponsoring Nonprofit
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia
Address
1198 S. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Neighborhood
Pennsport
South Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
315
Value of Pro Bono Services
$26,885
Design Grant Completed
January 13, 2017
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