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Successful Construction Bids at BWA

BWA is proud to announce that it has successfully bid two major projects, which are both now under construction.

Murrell Dobbins CTE High School : School District of Philadelphia

15_DOB_CROPMurrell Dobbins CTE High School was constructed in 1937. As one of the last projects designed by architect Irwin […]

May 19th, 2017|Construction Updates, Higher Education, Historic Sites|

Design + Community = Leverage!

BWA had a blast at the 2017 Leverage celebration of the Community Design Collaborative’s community design impact and fundraiser for future design grants! In addition to a delightful evening of food, awards, and raffles, the event was a wonderful chance to peruse the Collaborative’s gallery of diverse projects and explore UPenn’s impressive new Pennovation Center. Check out the Collaborative’s photos from the evening here 

BWA was honored to have two projects featured in the gallery, and to have the opportunity for our design volunteers to catch up with the community partners who are working hard to turn the project teams’ visions into reality.


April 25th, 2017|BWA in the Community|

Best Wishes for a Creative and Constructive New Year!

Image of Art Deco detail from Murrell Dobbins High School, PhiladelphiaArt Deco detail, Murrell Dobbins High School, Philadelphia (ca 1937).
Construction will begin shortly on BWA’s 400,000 sq. ft. renovation of this historic Career & Technical Education high school.  How fitting for Dobbins 80th birthday year!

January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Salus University Builds Technology into the Learning Environment

Technology is changing higher education learning environments. Salus University, a prominent graduate-level health science university in suburban Philadelphia, understands this. They've embarked on a series of renovations which, as president Dr. Michael H. Mittelman, explains, "will provide our students with an optimum learning experience and environment, as well as ...” Read More...

October 5th, 2016|Higher Education|

Makeover for Sharswood Recreation Center

A much-used recreation center in Philadelphia’s Sharswood neighborhood is getting a facelift.  On May 18th over a hundred volunteers will work together to renovate the lobby, art room, auditorium, costume room, and kitchen of the Athletic Recreation Center at 1400 N 26th St. The renovation is a joint project of AEC Cares, the Community Design Collaborative, AIA Philadelphia […]

May 9th, 2016|BWA in the Community|

Richard Winston, BWA Honored for Community Design Work

BWA architecture + planning has long supported the Community Design Collaborative, contributing pro bono design services to non-profits in greater Philadelphia.  So we are particularly proud to announce that our founding principal Richard Winston has been named as Co-Chair of the Collaborative’s Board.

What’s more, BWA architecture + planning  and BWA architect Kathy Lent have now entered the […]

March 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

City celebrates opening of Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

Photo of Major donors Leigh & John Middleton , Mayor Michael Nutter, City Councilman Bobby Henon and Superintendent Dr. William Hite at Ctr. for Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering
Major donors Leigh & John Middleton , Mayor Michael Nutter, City Councilman Bobby […]

October 7th, 2015|BWA in the News, Construction Updates|

Designing in Partnership with Community & History at Presser/Nugent Site

Since 2005, when several individuals supported by neighborhood groups banded together to get the Presser and Nugent Homes on the National Register of Historic places, history and community have strongly influenced development on the 100-200 blocks of Johnson Street in West Mt. Airy.  So it is again, with BWA architecture + planning’s designs for a new senior […]

April 29th, 2015|Communications, Historic Sites|

Historic Archives Renovated for Energy Efficiency

How do you achieve museum-quality environmental conditions and modern energy efficiency in a 1960’s era building?  That was the challenge BWA undertook with our recently completed renovation of the Library Company’s Ridgway building.

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an independent research library concentrating on American society and culture from the 17th through the 19th […]

April 2nd, 2015|Construction Updates, Uncategorized|

A Welcoming Gateway to Kensington

Sketch of draft concept for Lehigh viaduct gateway improvements

Once a vibrant commercial and industrial center, the landscape of Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood is now marked by large vacant buildings and lots that invite dumping and illegal activity.   As part of an initiative by the […]

February 6th, 2015|BWA in the Community|