BWA and the firm’s relationship to the greater Philadelphia area

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|

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|

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|

Stop by BWA’s table at the Homes Within Reach Conference in Harrisburg, PA

BWA is proud to be a sponsor and exhibitor at this terrific annual conference organized by the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania. Check out the workshop schedule here – Topics include Addressing Homelessness, Investing in Development, Fighting Blight, and Rebuilding Homeownership. Hope to see you there!

November 11th, 2013|BWA in the Community|

Tour Connelly House during Greenbuild – Nov. 18th and 22nd!

Sign up to tour Connelly House during Greenbuild - Nov. 18th and 22nd!Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference, is coming to Philadelphia November 18th to 22nd. The event features a wealth of educational speakers, workshops, and tours of the host city’s green buildings.
BWA’s […]

September 12th, 2013|BWA in the Community, BWA in the News|

BWA wins “Best Team Name” at 2013 CDC Bowling Ball!

On June 15, 2013, along with forty other design and neighborhood organizations, BWA bowled to benefit the Community Design Collaborative of Philadelphia. BWA is proud to be a long-time sponsor and volunteer firm with this great organization, and also repeat winner of Bowling Ball team prizes. This year, drawing inspiration from […]

June 20th, 2013|BWA in the Community|

BWA to present at Homes Within Reach Conference – December 4th

BWA Project Manager Morrie Zimmerman will co-present a training workshop at the 2012 Homes Within Reach Conference. From December 3rd to 5th in Harrisburg, PA, this year’s event will focus on tackling blight, ending homelessness, and expanding development opportunities.

Stop by on Tuesday, December 4th to hear Morrie speak about […]

December 3rd, 2012|BWA in the Community|

Connelly House receives LEED Gold plaque!

BWA staff attended the October 11, 2012 ceremony where Connelly House’s LEED Gold award was officially conferred by the Delaware Valley Green Building Council. Congratulations to Project H.O.M.E. and the entire project team on this great achievement!


October 12th, 2012|BWA in the Community, BWA in the News|

Studio Update!

After months of planning, building, and cleaning, we threw ourselves a party to celebrate the new space! Click for a virtual tour, or stop by to see for yourself!

October 8th, 2012|BWA in the Community, BWA in the News, Construction Updates|

BWA Occupies the Bowling Ball

BWA had a blast at the 16th annual Bowling Ball fundraiser for the Philadelphia Community Design Collaborative. The team’s thematic concept “Occupy Ball Street” bowled over the competition to win this year’s Best Costume prize. We look forward to many more years of supporting this terrific organization. Please click […]

June 18th, 2012|BWA in the Community|