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William Way LGBT Community Center

The Center asked the Collaborative to analyze options for renovation and expansion. The Collaborative's design replaces two inefficient rear wings of the Center’s existing Colonial Revival building with a new, five-story addition while preserving the front of the structure. New event and coworker spaces will better serve Philadelphia’s diverse LGBT community and generate revenue for the Center. A glass exterior will open up views to a historic alley and sleek LGBT-friendly senior housing nearby.

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Volunteer Design Team

Frank Gallagher

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Cost Estimator
The FGX Group
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Wayne, Pennsylvania

Joe Salerno

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Architect, Registered
Wallace Roberts & Todd
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Carr

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Preservationist
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

Nicholas Mobilia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Snezana Litvinovic

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Architect, Registered
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vincent DiMaria

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Architectural Designer
KSS Architects LLP
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
William Way LGBT Community Center: Conceptual Design for Building Renovation and Rejuvenation
Address
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Neighborhood
Washington Square West
Volunteer Hours
439
Value of Pro Bono Services
$52,180
Design Grant Completed
January 06, 2017
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