PDP Hosts Philadelphia’s Emerging Architects
May 8th, 2018
Last evening, PDP welcomed Philadelphia’s Emerging Architects to share the strategies and technologies used in our practice of historic preservation. PDP principals and staff outlined how the firm documents, designs and plans interventions in historic settings, like the Alamo, Maymont Mansion, and the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. As excellent doctors rely on advanced technology to diagnose and treat their patients, PDP also relies on the latest technology to document and intervene in historic buildings.
In honor of Preservation Month, we are glad to have been able to share the complexity behind the interventions undertaken by PDP and to have instilled an appreciation for Historic Preservation in our guests.
Ana Perez joins PDP
March 1st, 2018
Ana Perez joined PDP in late February 2018 as Communications Coordinator. Prior to joining PDP, Ana worked as a Communications Director for Miami's first co-working space while conducting research and writing Historic Designation Reports for Dade Heritage Trust and the City of Miami, Fl. Ana holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a Bachelors in Art History and German from Florida State University.
George C. Skarmeas enters AIA fellowship
February 26, 2018
PDP Partner and Design Director, George C. Skarmeas, has been elevated to the 2018 College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession of architecture. Fewer than four percent of AIA membership of over 90,000, are distinguished with this honor.
Read here to learn more about this prestigious award.
Project Completed at Community College of Philadelphia
Jan 10, 2018
After decades of deferred maintenance and water infiltration, the monumental stairs at the Spring Garden Street main entrance of the Community College of Philadelphia [CCP] have been restored.
The stairs at the Community College’s Mint Building, acquired from the U.S. Mint in the 1970s by CCP, had exhibited displacement and significant discoloration. In 2017, CCP selected Preservation Design Partnership to improve its historic entrance. In addition to engaging a multi-discipline team to reconstruct the sagging stairs and support structure, PDP reinterpreted the top landing and railing configuration, cleaned the surrounding granite stone, and assisted the College with historic research about the Mint Building.
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