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Oxford Circle CCDA

The Laura H. Carnell Elementary School in the Oxford Circle neighborhood of Philadelphia serves over one thousand K-5 students as well as the diverse surrounding community. The Collaborative’s design grant outlined strategies to improve the school’s open spaces to help support their new project-based learning model, increase recreational opportunities for students, address stormwater management, and celebrate the cultural diversity of a school community where 23 languages are spoken. A rain garden, an accessible ramp, murals, and reconfigured basketball courts that also accommodate soccer and hockey games, will foster pride and interaction among students and the community.

Volunteer Design Team

Abbie Gall

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Architectural Designer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Arjumand Anjum

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Architectural Designer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chris DeBruyn

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Cost Estimator

"Encouraging communities to have planned and designed spaces can increase civic pride and investment by community members and outsiders."

DeBruynGroup
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Evan Wilbert

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Civil Engineer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kristin Shiffert

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Architect, Registered
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nikki Mancuso

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Interior Designer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stefan Lesiuk

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Architectural Designer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Carnell Elementary School: Conceptual Design for Open Space Improvements
Address
1100 Devereaux Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Neighborhood
Central Northeast Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
247
Value of Pro Bono Services
$27,850
Design Grant Completed
May 18, 2018
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