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Zion Baptist Church

Zion Baptist Church was one of three religious sites that received design services through the Sacred Places/Civic Spaces initiative—a partnership between the Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places to re-envision underutilized, purpose-built religious properties as community hubs. Zion Baptist Church has a rich history and strong ties to the community. The site is comprised of two buildings—the 1970s contemporary building where the congregation worships and the 1920s “annex” which housed the church’s outreach programs until recently. The buildings are located directly across the street from each other and just one block from the intersection of Broad, Germantown and Erie, a key location along the North Broad Street commercial corridor. Zion and Called to Serve Community Development Corporation hope to reactivate the vacant annex as a part of the commercial corridor’s revitalization.

Volunteer Design Team

Brian Szymanik

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Architect, Registered

"From puppeteers, to doctors, salespeople, and soon-to-be saints, every Collaborative project guarantees that you will see the world through eyes that see the city differently than you."

Studio 6MM
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christopher Vaile

Burns Engineering
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Connor Pritz

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Architectural Designer
Studio 6MM
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Constantine Doukakis

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Structural Engineer
Keast & Hood
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Quadrini

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Architect, Registered

"Design is a reflection of our values. It embodies who we are and who we aspire to be."

Studio 6MM
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph Zagorski

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Mechanical Engineer
Burns Engineering
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kate Cowing

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Preservationist

"Designing new buildings based on the community's needs, desires, and most importantly, support, helps bolster that sense of place and sense of community."

Kate Cowing Architect, LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Funk

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Cost Estimator

"All the design team members have great experiences and ideas, but it's the community that has the intimate experiences and ideas that are needed to develop the project concepts and designs."

International Consultants, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Noreshvarman Manisagar

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Mechanical Engineer
Burns Engineering
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Corridor Connections: Zion Baptist Church
Sponsoring Nonprofit
Called To Serve CDC
Address
3601 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Neighborhood
Nicetown-Tioga
Upper North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
1369
Value of Pro Bono Services
$195,045
Design Grant Completed
March 29, 2019
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