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Metropolitan Baptist Church

Strategic nips and tucks will enable a historic church to fulfill its goal of becoming a community hub. The Collaborative’s conceptual plan shows how the demolition of just a few walls transforms the fellowship hall into a great reception space and small classrooms into a computer lab and co-working space. Finally, an improved entrance and accessible bathrooms make the hub open to everyone.

Volunteer Design Team

Ana Pena

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Architect, Intern

“It was rewarding to see our clients willing to take further action to bring the project to life.”

Pennsauken, New Jersey

Kelly Duignan

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Architect, Intern

"It's rewarding to feel like you've provided something a document, drawing, idea, enthusiasm that the community can move forward with."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lauren Leatherbarrow

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Architect, Registered

“Working through the Collaborative we help organizations that might not otherwise be able to have access to our experience and skills and enable them to ‘see’ the possibilities of a more beautiful future.”

Olaya Studio LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nathaniel Hoffmann

Olaya Studio LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Olaya

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Architect, Registered
Olaya Studio LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Green

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Cost Estimator
Owners Rep Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sara McLaughlin

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Planner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Metropolitan Life Center: Conceptual Design for Creating a Community Hub
Address
3500 Baring St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Neighborhood
Mantua
West Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
289
Value of Pro Bono Services
$30,680
Design Grant Completed
May 27, 2016
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