Project Description

Cassatt House for Visiting Research Fellows

Library Company of Philadelphia 

As annex to the nationally known research library for colonial and early American history, full restoration and adaptive reuse was undertaken to this 7,000 square foot historically significant, Frank Furness-designed townhouse. New uses for this multi-purpose facility include seminars, presentations, offices, stacks, and living spaces for visiting scholars. A major challenge was preserving the historic interiors while incorporating all new building systems, an accessible entrance and an elevator serving five levels and a roof terrace.