Alexandra Weaver joins PDP

June 25th, 2018

Alexandra Weaver joined PDP in June 2018 as an intern architect. She graduated from Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment with a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree, a minor in Historic Preservation, and a concentration in Global Portfolio. Alexandra has worked with the president of the East Falls Historical Society in designing and constructing an exhibition space dedicated to Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.  She was also part of a team who worked on condition assessments and proposed adaptive reuse designs for the Wyck carriage house in Philadelphia. Alexandra is a member of Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society of Architects and the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. 



June 1st, 2018

PDP is seeking experienced architects to support our growing practice.

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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.



PDP is seeking experienced architects to support our growing practice.

Please refer to our careers page for further information.