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Single & Multi-Family Housing, Apartments/Condominiums

  • Historic Rehabilitation

  • Green Architecture

  • Modular Construction

  • Accessibility

  • Low Income Tax Credits

  • Sustainable Communities

selected residential projects

Parkside Redevelopment

 

Location: 4104-6, 4202, 4208-10,4216-18,4222, 4238, 4240-44 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia PA
Client: 1260 Housing Development Corp.
Contact: Walt Kubiak, 215-557-8484ext3201
Completion Date: 2003

Notes: Continuing with the Parkside Neighborhood Rehabilitation, 1260 Housing Development Corporation has retained CT&C to do historical preservation planning and limited architectural services for the above-mentioned buildings. German brewers, including Frederick Poth, originally constructed these buildings as private townhouses for rent. Although each of these buildings was divided into multi-family housing in the 1940's, 1260 Housing Development Corp. will rehabilitate the existing exterior and interior historic features of the late 1800's with the use of historic tax credits. The rehabilitated units will then be rented to people with special needs.

Brentwood II Apartments

Location: 4142-44 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Brentwood II Associates and Parkside Historic Preservation Inc.
Completion Date: 1999

Notes: Located in the Parkside National Historic District, this German Baroque Revival twin house contributes to a row of grand structures standing across from Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. In danger of collapse after years of neglect, the building has been rehabilitated into 16 affordable housing units using historic and low income housing tax credits. Incorporated into the design were energy efficient improvements. This transformation is yet another example of the developer's persistent rehabilitation of returning Parkside Avenue to its original grandeur.

Location: 1721-31 Marlton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Marlton Housing Partnership and We The People With AIDS
Completion Date: 1999

Notes: Located in the Parkside National Historic District, these six severely deteriorated three story German Baroque Revival structures, have been rehabilitated into 25 affordable housing units for people with AIDS. The interiors of these six buildings have been arranged into three apartment buildings, which also include offices and a community meeting room at the first floor and laundry facilities in the basement.

13 St. Asaphs Elderly Housing

Location: 13 St. Asaphs Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Client: Lower Merion Affordable Housing Corporation
Completion Date: 1996

Notes: CT&C was hired by LMAHC to produce creative affordable housing for the elderly in an aesthetically pleasing historic building, which would remain in keeping with its surrounding area. In this conversion, the 1920’s Colonial Revival single-family home’s exterior appears virtually unchanged, structurally; while the interior creatively accommodates five accessible/adaptable one-bedroom units for the elderly and a four bedroom family unit for a live-in caretaker.

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Churches, Synagogues, Estates

  • Restoration

  • Accessibility

  • Code compliance

  • Adaptive Reuse

selected religious projects

Metropolitan Baptist Church

Project: New Elevator and Air Conditioning
Location: 3500 Baring Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
Completion Date: 1996

Notes: CT&C was hired to design and construct a new elevator to serve three levels of this 19th century church. Additionally, CT&C designed and constructed an air conditioning system for the sanctuary and main activity areas. All of which would blend into the existing historic fabric and character of the building.

Project: Land Use and Facilities Plan for the Preservation of Woodmont
Location: Gladwyne, Montgomery Co., PA
Client: Palace Mission Church
Completion Date: 1994 

Notes: This study involved helping bring order to Woodmont, which included an analysis and preparing schematic plans for proposed facilities, reuse of the historic buildings, preservation of the landscape, redesign of traffic patterns, and phased cost estimating of improvements that would include a library and visitor’s center.

St. George- St. Barnabas Church

Project: Programming and Code Analysis; Repairs to Church Tower
Location: 520 S. 61st Street, Philadelphia PA
Completion Date: 1996

Notes: As a result of combining two congregations, a master plan for architectural and programming services was in great need. The congregation hired CT&C for this planning, at which time CT&C discovered severe problems in the church’s bell tower. In addition to completing the planning survey, CT&C coordinated emergency repairs for the bell tower, which was completely restored in the fall of 1995.

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Museums, Youth Hostels, Residential, Religious, Commercial

  • National Historic Landmarks & Districts

  • Non-profit & Private Organizations

  • Historic Preservation Tax Credits

  • Restoration

  • Adaptive Reuse

  • Accessibility

 

selected historic projects

American Swedish Historical Museum

Location:1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Client: American Swedish Historical Museum
Contact: Richard Waldron, Director, 215-389-1776
Completion Date: 2004 


Notes: After review of CT&C's 1998 study, the American Swedish Historical Museum chose CT&C to complete the design and and assist with the installation of an elevator at the rear of the building. The elevator will aid in the removal of the current accessible barriers, and in the process, improve the functionality of the building. All interior and exterior accessibility alterations will be in keeping with the historical character of the building.

Location: 4650 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Client: Fairmount Park Commission, City of Philadelphia
Completion Date: 1998

Notes: CT&C was retained to study possible ways to immediately stabilize the Federal style historic house mansion that suffered a fire as a result of a lightning strike. CT&C then developed a phased restoration plan for the Mansion.

Chamounix Mansion Carriage House

Location: West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Fairmount Park Commission and Friends of Chamounix Mansion
Completion Date: 1997

Notes: CT&C's transformation of this derelict Carriage House into additional year round, spacious handicapped accessible boarding and conference facilities preserved this beautiful Victorian outbuilding with its complex roof. As a result, the Carriage House can provide additional capacity, when necessary, for the hostel located in the adjacent Mansion.

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Restaurant, Retail, Small Professional Firms, Medical offices

  • Historic Rehabilitation

  • Sustainable Communities

  • Office Revitalization

  • Productive Office Flow

  • Creative Lighting Solutions

  • Solar Energy

  • Accessibility

selected commercial projects

Wilbur Chocolate Factory Power Plant

Location:230 North Second Street, Philadelphia PA
Client: Power Plant Productions
Completion Date:2000

Notes: 226-30 North Second Street stands as a reminder of the necessity of constructing owner supplied power sources up to the early 20th century, as was needed for production at Philadelphia's once famed Wilbur Chocolate Factory. This simple brick power plant with its protruding smokestack contributes to Old City's once thriving commercial and industrial past. Power Plant Productions hired Campbell Thomas & Co. as a Preservation Consultant to assist with the Historic Preservation Certification Application for renovating the building into a photo studio and rental office space, while restoring its existing historic interior and exterior features. As a result, the owner was able to receive a 20% tax credit for the renovations.

Location: Erie Avenue & E Street, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Triangle Container Corp.
Completion Date: 1999

Notes: CT&C was hired to plan and design the expansion of this container production plant. The expansion design and construction was carried out in three phases. Phase I- design and construct a single story addition to the east wall of the existing Plant, while keeping in mind the closeness of the neighboring building. Phase II-Enlarge an existing opening and cut a new opening for the moving of machinery. Phase III- Add another single story addition that would extend the Phase I addition towards Erie Avenue. Construction took place during an occupied, operating industrial environment.

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