Project Description

Church of The Redeemer
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Architect: John Milner Architects

SDA designed a new one-story structure for this historic church (circa 1900) that provided a secondary entrance. The floor structure was upgraded to support a relocated tile and stone sanctuary. SDA also prepared schematic drawings for a new parish addition.

St. John’s Chrysostom Church
Media, Pennsylvania
Architect: Traditional Architecture

This 1960s, two story concrete frame church required architectural upgrades to enhance the existing primary entrance, add a new stairway egress, and replace interior ceiling finishes. SDA prepared façade restoration drawings.

Word Tabernacle
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arch. Conservator: F. Patrick Szustak Architecture

Word Tabernacle is an historic Philadelphia church built in 1910. SDA evaluated the structural condition of the red slate roof and the first floor wood joist and planking. This survey was an integral part of the Capital Reserve Study commissioned by the church.

Holy Ghost Church
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Architect: John Milner Architects

Holy Ghost’s Church Board commissioned a Capital Reserve Study to evaluate the existing condition and maintenance requirements associated with facade, roof, window, and mechanical systems. In addition, SDA prepared construction documents to correct leaks in the Bell Tower and Prayer Room, bid the work, and supervised construction.

Washington Memorial Chapel
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Architect: John Milner Architects

The Washington Memorial Chapel was built as a wayside chapel for prayer and reflection for those who visit Valley Forge National Historical Park. It stands as a testament to liberty, political and religious, and as a living memorial honoring George Washington and the sacrifice of patriots encamped at Valley Forge during the winter of 1777-1778. SDA prepared a condition report and repair sketches to address bell tower leaks into the organ room.

Catholic Total Abstinence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Architect: Milner+Carr

The Catholic Total Abstinence fountain was constructed by Herman Kirn in 1876 for the Centennial celebration in Philadelphia. The fountain and five statues are carved from white marble with granite steps. The central fountain is 40 feet in diameter with a marble statue of Moses. The original fountain design consists of water pouring from Moses’ feet and cascading over the rough stone into the pool. The four statues (Father Mathew, Charles Carroll, Archbishop John Carroll, and Commodore John Barry) were drinking fountains during the Centennial celebration. The fountain and step area was originally constructed in an open grass park setting, transformed by the City of Philadelphia into a circular drive lane with a concrete sidewalk during the early 1900’s.  In 1910, ½ of the upper torso of the Father Mathew statue was damaged by lightning. The structural repairs to the statue were significant, with steel dowels and mortar re-connecting the upper and lower torso together. Later, the water source for the pool and drinking fountains was disconnected. SDA prepared structural construction documents to refurbish the marble statues and fountain.