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Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

The Clef Club is buzzing with students on Saturdays, but less active on weekdays. Its concrete block exterior is not giving this venue the visibility it deserves and costs to maintain an aging heating and ventilation system are mounting. Our conceptual design shows how the Clef Club can expand its programming with a welcoming lobby, more performance configurations for Blue Note Hall, flexible administrative space, new building systems, and bold signage.

Volunteer Design Team

Anthony Principe

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Architectural Designer
Ballinger
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Betsy Way

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Planner

"I love Philadelphia’s scale and approachability."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bonnie Netel

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Architectural Designer
Ballinger
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Debbie Phillips

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Architect, Registered
Ballinger
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Cappella

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Interior Designer

"It is inspiring and rewarding to work with such passionate and committed volunteers and community members."

Ballinger
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kusrin Dhamawongse

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Interior Designer
Ballinger
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mark Willie

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Graphic Designer

"Being able to meet and work with other design professionals from different disciplines on a shared vision for a community project, as well as engaging with that community in a meaningful way."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Paul

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Structural Engineer

It's rewarding to help make a difference by working on community-based projects in their too-early-for-funding stages.

Larsen & Landis
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Siglin

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Mechanical Engineer
BSEG, LLC
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Allentown, Pennsylvania

Steve Bartlett

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Architect, Registered
Ballinger
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Taylor Boyd

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Cost Estimator

"On every project, I am constantly impressed by the depth of consideration and effort applied by CDC volunteers and staff."

Dharam Consulting
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Veronica Woods

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Real Estate/Economic Dev.

"It was rewarding to see our client’s renewed excitement about the square footage that they already have."

Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Philadelphia Clef Club: Conceptual Design for Facility Improvements
Address
736-38 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Neighborhood
Graduate Hospital
South Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
616
Value of Pro Bono Services
$70,317
Design Grant Completed
October 08, 2017
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