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Mt. Vernon Manor, Inc.

A long-vacant rowhome and two adjacent vacant lots offer Mt. Vernon Manor Community Development Corporation (CDC) the opportunity to combine new CDC offices and community space with affordable housing options. A recessed “front porch” and glass storefront will draw residents into the CDC’s offices, which include community flex space and a community room accommodating 100. A separate entrance with an elevator makes the affordable apartments above accessible. A renovated rowhome next door provides another affordable housing choice.

 
Volunteer Design Team

Alden Blyth

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Architect, Registered
Alden Blyth, Architect LLC
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Philadelphia,

Alex Bruce

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Architect, Registered

"Design isn’t something we impose upon a community. It’s more about uncovering the identity and potential of a place."

Looney Ricks Kiss
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kellie Woodring

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Architectural Designer
Looney Ricks Kiss
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lou Johnson

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Cost Estimator
International Consultants, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Kimmey

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Architectural Designer
Looney Ricks Kiss
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nando Micale

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Architect, Registered
Looney Ricks Kiss
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Quincy Ikler

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Architectural Designer

Design is an important part of the revitalization process because, often times, members of a community know that they want to improve their community, but they don't know how to implement those ideas. Design helps to put those ideas into physical drawings and forms.

Looney Ricks Kiss
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Mt. Vernon Manor: Conceptual Design for Affordable Housing
Address
3710 -3714 Wallace Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Neighborhood
Mantua
West Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
200
Value of Pro Bono Services
$23,080
Design Grant Completed
November 20, 2017
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