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Huntingdon Valley Library

The Huntington Valley Library (HVL), a well-used and loved community library, is in need of a renovation as it redefines its role in an ever-changing environment where technology and collaborative learning have replaced the traditional function of libraries. The Collaborative worked with the HVL community to not only reimagine the use of the space, but to identify opportunities for infrastructure improvements, with a goal toward sustainability. The proposed design transforms the library into a space for an exchange of ideas, inviting lively conversations in open gathering spaces with both formal and informal seating, while retaining contemplative space with study pods and a quiet room. Design features include lower shelving and way-finding strategies, artistic acoustic fixtures, and an emphasis on natural lighting.

Volunteer Design Team

Deborah Seitz

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Architect, Registered
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Jackie Patterson

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Interior Designer
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Joyce Lenhardt

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Architect, Registered
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Kauffman

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Mechanical Engineer
Moore Engineering Company
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lance Rothstein

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Architect, Registered
Hill International, Inc. (HQ)
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Matthew Price

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Architectural Designer
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Mostafa Khard

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Architectural Designer

“I appreciated making new friends in the field while making something valuable to our community and at the same time, having fun!”

Hill International, Inc. (HQ)
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Shuman

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Architect, Registered
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Sherri Smith

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Interior Designer
Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors
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Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Steve Krumenacker

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Structural Engineer
MacIntosh Engineering
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Wayne, Pennsylvania

Vasiliki Sakagianni

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Structural Engineer
MacIntosh Engineering
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Huntingdon Valley Library: Conceptual Design for Renovation
Address
625 Red Lion Rd
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-6297
Neighborhood
Other
Volunteer Hours
445
Value of Pro Bono Services
$58,136
Design Grant Completed
November 25, 2019
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