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East Passyunk Community Center

The Collaborative awarded the East Passyunk Community Center (EPCC) a design grant to redesign the center’s existing open space to be more inclusive and interactive. The community’s main concerns were visibility, safety, and community engagement. The conceptual design enhances the site with a more open, welcoming entrance, lighting and signage upgrades, façade improvements, surface and subsurface stormwater management, a new playground, and new trees and planting beds.

Volunteer Design Team

Abby Sandherr

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Cost Estimator

"The most rewarding part about my Collaborative experience was the excitement from the community when our team presented the improvements for the Community Center."

Torcon, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Allison Rametta

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Architect, Registered

"Good design can inspire and create a sense of ownership and pride in a community and there is a need for space in Philly that is designed for and belongs to the people."

JKRP Architects
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Edward Confair

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Landscape Architect, Registered

"I think design has the capacity to connect underutilized spaces and simultaneously upgrade our infrastructure systems in unique and thoughtful ways."

Engineering & Land Planning (E&LP)
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High Bridge, New Jersey

Jeff Alexander

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Civil Engineer

"When a group of people comes together to participate in the creative process, the place becomes a reflection of the collective."

Engineering & Land Planning (E&LP)
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High Bridge, New Jersey

Leah Rominger

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Landscape Architect, Registered

“Sometimes it just takes one comment from a community member to help you think outside the box and change the course of the design for the better.”

Jacobs Engineering
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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Maggie Chase

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Civil Engineer

"I encountered community members who have quite strong feelings about how their neighborhood looks and feels."

Jacobs Engineering
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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Melissa Van Slett

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Other
Wulff Architects, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
EPCC: Conceptual Design for Open Space Improvements
Address
1025 Mifflin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Neighborhood
South Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
472
Value of Pro Bono Services
$51,881
Design Grant Completed
May 09, 2018
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