Christ Church Neighborhood House | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
After a century of service to the oldest Episcopal Church in America, the Neighborhood House was no longer meeting the needs of the congregation, various community groups, and over 250,000 annual visitors. Serving as both parish hall and host to theater and outreach programs, we were challenged to find additional space within the existing footprint. Close examination revealed under-utilized space, informing a new program to serve multiple, carefully choreographed functions. A fully-glazed atrium was created as an infill addition, linking the Neighborhood House with the adjacent Washburn House, resulting in clearer paths of circulation and providing an accessible entry.
Size: 24,000 sf
Budget: $2.6 million
Preservation Achievement Award, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, 2011
Award for Excellence in Construction, General Building Contractors Association, Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter, 2010