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Parkside Association of Philadelphia

Volunteers from the Community Design Collaborative developed a conceptual design for a new sports and learning facility to meet regional and community needs. The proposed center includes facilities for basketball, swimming, and field – as well as a fitness center, classrooms, and community space. The double-height lobby and large central staircase also act as a gathering and performance space. The project will restore street frontage on historic Parkside Avenue and reactivate a key neighborhood corridor along West Fairmount Park.

This design was the recipient of AIA Philadelphia’s 2018 Community Design Award.  The award recognizes one project completed by the Community Design Collaborative every year for excellence in design, collaboration, and community impact.
Volunteer Design Team

Evan Wilbert

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Civil Engineer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Harris Ford

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Architect, Registered
DIGSAU Architecture/Urbanism
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeff Goldstein

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Architect, Registered
DIGSAU Architecture/Urbanism
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ke Liu

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Architect, Intern

“As an entry-level designer, I had opportunities to attend meetings and learn to negotiate with people.”

DIGSAU Architecture/Urbanism
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Meagan Whetstone

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Architectural Designer
DIGSAU Architecture/Urbanism
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Omar Rosa

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Civil Engineer
Stantec
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patrick Snoke

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Cost Estimator

"The most rewarding part is to be able to help nonprofits take their program in the direction they want to go.”

C. Erickson and Sons, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas McIntyre

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Landscape Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tyler Holdren

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Architect, Intern
DIGSAU Architecture/Urbanism
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
WPYSF: Conceptual Design for a Community Sports Facility
Address
4862-70 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Neighborhood
West Parkside
West Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
751
Value of Pro Bono Services
$90,928
Design Grant Completed
October 25, 2017
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