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The Collaborative supported an effort by Friends Center to evaluate one of the three buildings that surround its gracious brick courtyard. Through the design process, stakeholders reached a consensus to preserve the mid-19th century building and make it more functional and accessible. Space programming, conceptual design, and an opinion of probable costs will guide renovations to expand day care services or tenant space—and add a new accessible entrance with a lobby, elevator, and front stoop.

Volunteer Design Team

Aileen DiPrinzio

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Interior Designer
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Hannah Carlton

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Interior Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kathy Lent

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Architectural Designer

“It was amazing how everyone jumped in.”

BWA Architecture + Planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lance Rothstein

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Architect, Registered
Hill International, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leila Hamroun

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Preservationist

In Philadelphia, you need to engage many different groups of people into what’s going to be the future of the city."

Past Forward Architecture
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Newark, Delaware

Mostafa Khard

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Cost Estimator

“I appreciated making new friends in the field while making something valuable to our community and at the same time, having fun!”

Hill International, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Hwang

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Mechanical Engineer

"The Collaborative is very organized and has equally motivated members. It makes all the difference for projects."

Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Winston

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Architect, Registered
BWA Architecture + Planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seamus McInerney

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Mechanical Engineer
Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
1520 Race Street: Feasibility Study for Renovation
Address
1520 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Neighborhood
Logan Square
Volunteer Hours
493
Value of Pro Bono Services
$61,465
Design Grant Completed
June 13, 2017
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