Project Description

Private Stable and Carriage House
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Architect: John Milner Architects

Designed structure to support the new construction of a two story stable, including a hay storage area on the second floor.  This barn is a replica of a stable from the 1900s, with heavy stone walls and a cedar shake roof. A bridge and retaining wall system at the rear elevation connects a drive lane to the hay loft for vehicle off-loading.

Private Residence
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Architect: Archer & Buchanan Architects

Designed structure for a new construction 15,000 square foot arts and craft custom house with attached garage and separate 2500 square foot guest house.

Private Residence
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Architect: John Milner Architects

Designed structure for a new construction 10,000 SF colonial custom house with detached carriage house (2500 SF)  and garage (1500 SF).  Designed structure for the timber frame barn that also resides on this 20 acre lot.

Goshen Road (Private Residence)
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

This historic state-registered farmhouse had been abandoned for several years. New owners elected to renovate the farmhouse for use as a primary residence. This renovation included a two story addition. The foundations of the existing stone structure were in extremely poor condition. SDA upgraded the first, second, and roof framing per 2006 International Building Standards. The rough cut floor joists were recycled and exposed on the first and second floors.

Private Garage
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Architect: VEYKO, Inc.

Designed new two story custom garage. Designed structural steel and curved roof trusses with a standing metal seam roof. The second floor consists of wood frame and steel beams with radiant heating, designed as living space with a rear elevation balcony overlooking woodlands. The first floor is concrete slab on grade, designed to house a collection of antique cars. The entire structure is clad in precast concrete panels and zinc metal panels.

Private Residence
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Architect: Archer & Buchanan Architects

Designed the removal and replacement of an existing timber frame barn, located in Delaware County. SDA converted the barn into a two story residence with bedroom loft. Designed new foundations and retaining wall structure.

Private Residence
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Architect: Fred L. Bissinger Architects

Designed two story wood frame residence with attached three bay garage. Designed second floor waterproofing for balconies and first floor garden retaining walls and portico.

Private Residence
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Architect: Archer & Buchanan Architects

Designed new concrete foundation for farmhouse relocation. The house was moved approximately 200 feet and required structural feasibility analysis and inspection to ensure that it could be moved safely.

Private Residence
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Architect: R.A. Hoffman Architects

Designed structure for new 12,000 SF addition to an existing farmhouse. All floor construction was I joist with radiant floor heating.

Private Residence
Ambler, Pennsylvania

Performed structural design of a new two-story +/- 20,000 square foot residence with 12-foot basement. The main house living space is connected via breezeways to an attached two-story three-car garage and an attached two-story bedroom wing. The roof was designed for a heavy slate roof system. All floors of the residence designed for a gypcrete with radiant heat floor system with a total load deflection not to exceed L(length)/1000.

The residence also includes a detached four-car two-story barn with indoor pool and a standalone one-story pool house.

The main house great room has a cathedral two-story ceiling with a continuous center skylight supported by two – 24” deep steel purlins spanning +/- 40 feet. A spiral staircase leads to a second-floor balcony overlooking the great room and the vaulted ceiling library beyond.

Private Residence
Wayne, Pennsylvania

Design of new +/-10,000 square foot two-story private residence with attic and 10-foot finished basement with attached three car garage by John Milner Architects, Inc. in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Design incorporated 8” stone veneer, wetbed floors and heavy clay tile roof. The breakfast room had custom hidden steel built-up mullions to support the windows. Also, designed a stand-alone pool house with cathedral timber truss ceiling with indoor lap pool.