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|

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|

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|