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New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Two intersections along Frankford Avenue serve as gateways into the Lehigh-Somerset neighborhood. The Collaborative worked with Somerset Neighbors for Better Living through New Kensington CDC on a conceptual plan to enliven the intersections with street trees and planting beds fed by stormwater, sidewalk bump-outs, and street murals of twining ivy. Welcome signs and a bold wall-and-road mural turn a railway viaduct into a neighborhood connector.

Volunteer Design Team

Anna Schmitz

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Landscape Architect, Registered
ThinkGreen LLC
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Glenside, Pennsylvania

Kathy Lent

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Architectural Designer

“It was amazing how everyone jumped in.”

BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Peter Johnson

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Landscape Architect, Registered
ThinkGreen LLC
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Glenside, Pennsylvania

Richard Winston

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Architect, Registered

“We’re benefiting people by creating a better environment.”

BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

William Collett

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Architect, Registered
BWA architecture + planning
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Gateways to the Community: Conceptual Design for Neighborhood Gateways
Neighborhood
Kensington
Bridesburg/Kensington/Richmond
Volunteer Hours
211
Value of Pro Bono Services
$24,795
Design Grant Completed
May 13, 2015
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