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East Falls Development Corporation

rStore provides design consultations to store owners who are planning storefront façade improvements and preparing grant applications. The Collaborative worked with six store owners in the Ridge Avenue - Midvale Avenue Commercial Corridor on facade improvement strategies that ranged from playing up strong historic details to dressing up plain stucco facades.

Volunteer Design Team

Adam Musante

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ian Smith

Architect, Registered

"Design is both a visible and invisible component to stewarding person to person connections."

Ian Smith Design Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jamie Ober

Architect, Intern
Hatfield, Pennsylvania

Joanna Trago

Cost Estimator

“Adding new materials can be done with sensitivity. Sometimes, you have to step outside your comfort zone and understand what materials will keep the historic feel.”

Gardner Fox Associates
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Patrick Hauck

Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Knight

Architect, Intern
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
rStore: Design Consultation for Commercial Corridor Facade Improvements (East Falls)
Ridge and Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129
East Falls
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
February 07, 2014
Giving people a picture of what they can actually do
Cost estimator Joanna Trago recently received our “Best Supporting Actor” award. And no wonder! Since 2010, she’s advised dozens of storeowners on five commercial corridors about...
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