Close Menu

Open Space

Girard Academic Music Program

Girard Academic Music Program is a public magnet middle and high school located in South Philadelphia, with a curriculum focused on music and the performing arts. The school wanted to improve its open spaces to be more attractive and inviting and to better address the needs of its diverse students and rigorous curriculum. The Collaborative’s proposed design, created with the school community, includes an outdoor classroom and quiet spaces for study, as well as active recreation spaces, featuring movable furniture, a life-size chess board, wall ball and four-square, bicycle parking, and a rain garden. All design features are woven together through a painted representation of the sheet music for “Hallelujah” which has a special meaning of unity within the school community.

Volunteer Design Team

Andrew Moreno

/
Cost Estimator
Envision Consultants, Ltd.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kevin Selger

/
Landscape Architect, Registered
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Coyle

/
Civil Engineer
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Swercewski

/
Landscape Architectural Designer
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nicole Carey

/
Other
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nicole Johnson

/
Cost Estimator
Envision Consultants, Ltd.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Terry Malave

/
Cost Estimator
Envision Consultants, Ltd.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas McIntyre

/
Landscape Architectural Designer
Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
GAMP: Conceptual Design for Open Space Improvements
Sponsoring Nonprofit
Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) Parent and Alumni Organization (PAO)
Address
2136 W. Ritner Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Neighborhood
Girard Estate
South Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
250
Value of Pro Bono Services
$27,533
Design Grant Completed
September 09, 2019
General

Title

More Info