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Beacon

Beacon offers both Sunday worship and a full slate of community programming. Despite that, its building and property are underutilized and its programs do not produce adequate operating income for maintenance and renovations. Through space-sharing, Beacon could fill some big gaps in community services. The Collaborative conducted an existing conditions assessment, provided models for “community hubs,” and illustrated several expansion options and their zoning and building code implications.

Volunteer Design Team

Blake Wetherington

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Architect, Intern
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kyung Yoon

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Other
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lisa Armstrong

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Architect, Registered
A K Architecture, LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stephen Wayland

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Mechanical Engineer
Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Yaniv Gal

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Structural Engineer

"Sometimes a calculated shift is needed to break the inertia."

Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Building a Beacon: Feasibility Study for Space Sharing
Address
2364 East Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Neighborhood
River Wards
Volunteer Hours
236
Value of Pro Bono Services
$30,270
Design Grant Completed
November 30, 2017
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