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AEC Cares

The Collaborative had the unique opportunity to partner with AEC Cares, a national nonprofit which sponsors a community service project each year in the city that is hosting the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention. The Collaborative partnered with AEC Cares to find the right partner and site— Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Athletic Recreation Center. Collaborative volunteers developed the scope of work, managed product donations, coordinated the preparation work, designed interior improvements, and led a transformative work day that resulted in renovations to the entrance and lobby, upgrades to the performing arts auditorium, and complete overhauls of the kitchen, after-school art room, and costume room.

Volunteer Design Team

Howard Lebold

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Architect, Registered
McGillin Architecture, Inc.
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Brummer

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Architect, Registered

"Volunteer and leadership opportunities with the Collaborative teach you to work with people, and to give ideas and take ideas."

Charles Matsinger Associates
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kathy Lent

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Architect, Registered

“It was amazing how everyone jumped in.”

BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Morris Zimmerman

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Architect, Registered
BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patrick Snoke

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Cost Estimator

"The most rewarding part is to be able to help nonprofits take their program in the direction they want to go.”

C. Erickson and Sons, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Terri Schmitt

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Interior Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
AEC Cares projectPhiladelphia 2016
Address
1400 North 26th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Neighborhood
Sharswood
Lower North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
996
Value of Pro Bono Services
$133,835
Design Grant Completed
July 15, 2016
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