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Friends Rehabilitation Program

The Collaborative awarded the Friends Rehabilitation Program (FRP) a design grant for the renovation and reuse of the historic “Vicky B” Mansion and Carriage House in Belmont. Following the FRP’s mission of providing affordable housing and social services to over 750 individuals, the design team came up with two options for a new community hub. The first option provided plans for an all residential re-use made up of affordable apartments. The second option provides plans for expanding the Carriage House to create space for a training facility and a flex space for community gatherings.

Volunteer Design Team

Alona Korito

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Other
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Benjamin Bruening

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Structural Engineer
Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Erik Villari

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Structural Engineer
Joseph B. Callaghan, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Jones

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Architectural Designer
Ramla Benaissa Architects, LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jesse Rabinowitz

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Architectural Designer

"Engaging the community allows the design process to not only be an academic exercise, but a meaningful conversation between communities."

Ramla Benaissa Architects, LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kevin Dalton

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Cost Estimator
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ramla Benaissa

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Architect, Registered
Ramla Benaissa Architects, LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rob Fleming

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Other
Wyncote, Pennsylvania

Robert Shamble

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Architect, Registered
Ramla Benaissa Architects, LLC
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Shannon Garrison

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Preservationist
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
The Vicky B: Conceptual Design for a Sustainable Mixed-Use Facility
Address
862 North 41st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Neighborhood
Belmont
West Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
695
Value of Pro Bono Services
$67,670
Design Grant Completed
June 29, 2018
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