The center, which serves hundreds of neighborhood youth and adults with after school and sports programs, has been in desperate need of interior repairs. Improvements will include fresh paint, ceiling tiles, cabinets, and furniture.
While the “blitz build” will take place over the course of a single day, a volunteer design team led by the Community Design Collaborative has been working with Parks and Recreation since early February to prepare for the build. BWA’s Morris Zimmerman and Kathy Lent are two members of this interdisciplinary team made up of architects, artists, builders and interior designers.
Tune in via Twitter on May 18th for live coverage of the blitz build using #projectPhiladelphia.
See the before photos below and then check back here later and follow us on Twitter @BWA_arch for our pics of the build day and completed makeover!