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New Freedom Theater, Inc.

A theater arts program in a historic mansion on North Broad Street needs a strategy to consolidate operations and redevelop part of its facilities as revenue-generating housing. Reorganizing teaching, meeting, and theater support space doubles the square footage available for housing. A separate, accessible entrance for residents can be added in the existing courtyard.

Volunteer Design Team

Christopher Blakelock

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Architectural Designer
Cecil Baker & Partners
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jenna Schuster

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Architect, Intern
Cecil Baker & Partners
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leila Hamroun

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Preservationist

In Philadelphia, you need to engage many different groups of people into what’s going to be the future of the city."

Past Forward Architecture
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Newark, Delaware

Michael Fierle

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Architect, Intern
Cecil Baker & Partners
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patrick Snoke

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Cost Estimator

"The most rewarding part is to be able to help nonprofits take their program in the direction they want to go.”

C. Erickson and Sons, Inc.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Siglin

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Mechanical Engineer
BSEG, LLC
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
New Freedom Theater: Feasibility Study for Existing Facility Renovation
Address
1346 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Neighborhood
North Central
Lower North Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
286
Value of Pro Bono Services
$33,365
Design Grant Completed
September 25, 2014
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