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Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

The Community Design Collaborative reserves a portion of its preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations revitalizing commercial corridors. Volunteer architects and interior designers consult with store owners who are planning storefront façade improvements and apply for grants. Six businesses on the Wyoming Avenue Commercial Corridor received recommendations and sketches for repainting, preserving historical features, and replacing signage, lighting, windows, and doors.

Volunteer Design Team

Cem Ozdeniz

Architect, Intern
Haverford, 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

Kelly Duignan

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

Kevin Rockey

Architect, Intern
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Design Consultations for Commercial Corridor Facade Improvements (Nueva Esperanza, Inc.)
100 block of Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Hunting Park
Upper North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
Value of Pro Bono Services
Design Grant Completed
June 02, 2015
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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