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KEY AWARDS - Campbell Thomas & Co.

2006 10th Annual Community Leadership Award

This award was made to partner Robert P. Thomas by the Riverbend Environmental Educational Center “in Appreciation for his Contributions to Environmental Leadership.” 

2005 Access Achievement Award

This award was made to partner Robert P. Thomas by the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities of the City of Philadelphia “for outstanding commitment to increasing access for people with disabilities through the removal of physical and attitudinal barriers.”

2005 Access Achievement Award

The American Swedish Historical Museum received this award from the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities of the City of Philadelphia for making all three floors of the museum accessible to the disabled. Campbell Thomas & Co. had prepared the Museum’s Accessibility Study, and then served as architect, designing the elevator addition and bathroom modifications.

 2005 Bicycle Advocate of the Year Award

This award was made to partner Robert P. Thomas “for his outstanding contributions to bicycling in Greater Philadelphia by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP). The Coalition particularly noted the firm’s work in designing major area multi-use trails such as the Philadelphia-Valley Forge Trail and the Perkiomen Trail.

2004 Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Philadelphia Award

This award, for contributions to transportation in the greater Philadelphia region, was made to partner Robert P. Thomas in recognition of the firm’s work particularly in the area of advocating for, and designing “green” alternatives including bicycle/pedestrian facilities and projects enhancing public transportation.

2000 Preservation Achievement Awards

Nominated by the City of Philadelphia Office of Housing & Community Development, Marlton Residences located at 1721-31 Marlton Avenue was selected by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia as one of six Achievement Awards in the Greater Philadelphia area.  This non-profit membership organization actively promotes the appreciation, protection, and appropriate use and development of the Philadelphia region’s historic buildings, communities and landscapes.  The developers responsible for the miraculous rehabilitation of these once severely deteriorated row houses involved the partnership of We the People with AIDS/HIV & Pennrose Properties, Inc.

 2000 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Preservation Pennsylvania in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission awarded their Neighborhood Revitalization Award, as well, to the Marlton Residences located at 1721-31 Marlton Avenue.  This award honors the magnificent rehabilitation of these once abandoned and severely deteriorated German Baroque row houses as a significant contribution to the field of historic preservation while also providing affordable housing for individuals with AIDS and HIV who would otherwise be homeless.

 1999 Rudy Brunner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Brunner Award seeks to promote fresh and innovative thinking about cities, and to encourage us all to demand and build excellence in the urban environment.  As a Rudy Brunner Silver Medal Winner, The Parkside Avenue Rehabilitation in the 4100 and 4200 blocks was chosen for its incorporation of political, community, environmental, and formal elements into an inclusive and multidimensional whole.  The extraordinary rehabilitation of the once vacant and fire damaged German Baroque Mansions along Parkside Avenue proved to display a successful resolution of these varied -and at times competing- interests integral to the creation of an excellent urban place.

 1999 NARHO Award of Excellence

One of only eleven in the region to be nominated, this Special Needs Housing Restoration at 1324 Walnut Street in Philadelphia was chosen for its excellence in historic rehabilitation.  1260 Housing Development Corporation used the Historic Preservation Tax Application process to financially assist with the conversion of this former historic office building, located in the Center City East Commercial District into 15 one bedroom apartments for persons of special needs.

 1997 Sign Solutions President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Providing Handicapped Accessibility

Sign Solutions, specializing in ADA compliant signs and ADA building surveys, presented Robert P. Thomas, AIA, Partner, their President’s Award.  The award recognized the following CT&C rehabilitation projects: a collection of Parkside Avenue Apartment Buildings in the 4100-4200 blocks, the Chamounix Mansion Youth Hostel in Fairmount Park, and a row of Gratz Street houses in North Philadelphia, Mr. Thomas creatively directed the rehabilitation of the buildings, constructing low income housing and providing access to all.

 1997 AIA Honor Award for Design Excellence

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected The Brentwood Apartments located at 4120-30 Parkside Avenue as one of five awards, which transformed formerly abandoned buildings into “gifts returned to the community”.  The developers’ rehabilitation of these structures helped return Parkside Avenue to its original grandeur as the neighbor to Fairmount Park’s Centennial site, and provided affordable housing for new and old residents and institutional uses for the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.

 1997 Transportation Ideas Competition

Campbell Thomas & Co.’s entry of a proposed SEPTA tear-off map, in the absence of transit information readily available to locals and visitors presently, won an Honorable Mention Certificate for originality.  Furthermore, SEPTA listed CT&C’s entry in a booklet distributed at the Pennsylvania Environmental Council’s Annual Fund Raising Dinner.

 1996 Building Excellence Awards of the Delaware Valley

As a continuation of the Parkside Historic District rehabilitation, the Brentwood Apartments located at 4120-30 Parkside Avenue were selected as one of the finalists in the Philadelphia Business Journal search for the best Residential Multi-Family Housing Project.  The developer for the rehabilitation of this magnificent row of German Baroque mansions was the Parkside Historic Preservation Corp & Brentwood Associates.

 1996 Architecture of Sustainable Communities Awards

Campbell Thomas & Co was awarded a Certificate of Recognition for innovative design solutions for more sustainable communities in the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Region.  CT&C’s active participation with the construction of the Philadelphia Valley Forge Bikeway, planning a proposed Philadelphia Zoo Transportation Center, the new construction of Solar Homes in the 1500 block of Thompson Street, and the intensive rehabilitation of the Brantwood Apartments at 4150-52 Parkside Avenue offered models of building, energy, transit, and environmental conservation along with alternative transportation and community planning.

 1993 Building Excellence Awards of the Delaware Valley

The Brantwood Apartments located at 4150-52 Parkside Avenue were selected as one of the finalists in the Philadelphia Business Journal search for the best Residential Multi-Family Housing Project.  The developer for these two vacant German Baroque mansions was Parkside Historic Preservation Corporation.

 1993 National Preservation Honor Award

The National Trust for Historic Preservation selected the Parkside Historic Preservation Corporation to receive one of the 15 awards given this year.  Campbell Thomas & Company nominated Parkside Historic Preservation for the wonderful job it's done on the Brantwood Apartments and work it's done reviving the Parkside Historic District to its original architectural state but for use in today's community.

 1993 Historic Preservation Commendation

As contributions to the field of historic preservation, the Hill Cafe Project on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, and the Brantwood Apartments, Parkside Avenue in Philadelphia received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Pennsylvania Historic & Museum Commission's Bureau for Historic Preservation.

 1992 Building Excellence Awards of the Delaware Valley

Selected as one of the finalists in the Commerce Bank -Philadelphia Business Journal search for the best Residential Multi-Family Housing Project was the Bancroft Court Apartments located at 1604 Allegheny Avenue.  The developer for this duplex modular housing project was the Octavia Hill Association.

 1991 Awards of Merit for Urban Design Excellence

The Bethesda Broad Street Project located on Broad and Brown Streets, Parkside Historic Preservation Corporation's Brantwood Apartments at 4150 Parkside Avenue and the National Temple Solar Houses of the 1500 block of Thompson Street, were the winners of three out of the six awards given for "Model of Affordable Housing in Philadelphia Region" by the Foundation for Architecture.  The Foundation is a non-profit institution established by the AIA’s Philadelphia Chapter to develop and enrich public awareness of Philadelphia’s built environment, thus improving the quality of Philadelphia’s architectural future.

 1984 Excellence in Highway Design for Support Facilities – Urban

PennDOT awarded McCormick Taylor & Associates, Inc. for its final design and feasibility study of The Greater Williamsport Bikepath. CTC assisted McCormick Taylor & Associates, Inc. in designing this Bikeway as a system of predominately shared roadways, combining direct routes through Williamsport’s central business district with more scenic, recreational routes in residential areas. The bikeway’s primary purpose is to stimulate bicycling as an alternate means of transportation to and through the central business district.