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Meet the Newest Principals

Michele Barnett – Principal, Director of Design Michele Barnett joined Blackney Hayes Architects in 2002 and was promoted to Director of Interior Design in 2013. Under her leadership, the interiors team seeks to create environments that reflect our client’s culture and brand, and energizes its participants. Ms.…[…]

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Aloft Philadelphia Downtown: Selected to Receive 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award

The adaptive reuse of the former Liberty Title & Trust building, now Aloft Philadelphia Downtown, has been selected to receive a 2018 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.  Blackney Hayes Architects is proud to have been instrumental in the preservation of…[…]

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New Aloft Hotel “Breaks the Mold” According to Hotel Management Magazine

The new Aloft Hotel in center city Philadelphia transforms the long vacant, historic Liberty Title & Trust building into a modern, vibrant, 179 loft-inspired guest room hotel. Read why Hotel Management Magazine says this Aloft hotel “breaks the mold”[…]

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Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Celebrates Their Groundbreaking

Cristo Rey Philadelphia, an independent Catholic high school for low-income students of all faiths, celebrates the groundbreaking of their 105,000 sf new school building at 17th and Allegheny Streets.[…]

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Blackney Hayes Architects announces the promotion of Traci Luckenbill, AIA to Associate.

Blackney Hayes Architects announces the promotion of Traci Luckenbill, AIA to Associate. Over the past 20 years, Traci Luckenbill has worked with clients on multifamily housing, educational, governmental, healthcare, and non-profit projects throughout the Delaware Valley. By listening carefully to their needs, she has…[…]

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Kevin Blackney honored with I.V. Williamson Award

The Board of Trustees of Williamson College of the Trades has selected Blackney Hayes principal Kevin R. Blackney, AIA as the 2018 recipient of its distinguished I.V. Williamson Award. The I.V. Williamson Award is given annually to a member of the Williamson community whose life and work exemplify the ideals of…[…]

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220 Rowan Boulevard: 2017 Leading Economic Development Award Recipient

220 Rowan Boulevard is the recipient of this year's Leading Economic Development award for its Public-Private Partnership alliance to enhance the redevelopment of downtowns, quality of life for residents and advance NJ's overall vision for building tomorrow's living and working communities. Located in Glassboro, NJ,…[…]

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Villanova University's Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center Achieves LEED Silver Certification

Blackney Hayes is pleased to announce that the Andrew J. Talley Athletic Center at Villanova University has obtained LEED Silver Certification. The new facility offers a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center with upgraded training/medical facilities. In addition, the center includes a football team locker…[…]

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A New Beginning for the New Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary School

The students, parents and staff at Mastery Cramer Hill Elementary in Camden, NJ are thrilled to have started the new school year in their new state-of-the-art school building. […]

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Latest Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Rowan Boulevard

Blackney Hayes is pleased to present the opening of the latest building at Rowan Boulevard. For more information, click on the following link entitled. "More shops, classrooms and dorm space open on Rowan Boulevard" by Joe Brandt for NJ.com:…[…]

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The Collins, an Adaptive Re-Use High-Rise, Achieves LEED SILVER Certification

The revitalization of the 1100 block of Chestnut Street took a major step forward with the news that The Collins, an adaptive re-use project more than four years in the making, has been certified as LEED SILVER by the U.S. Green Building Council. The Collins is one of Philadelphia’s newest mixed-use high rises and…[…]

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Williamson College Dormitory Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Kevin Blackney was delighted to participate in the ribbon cutting dedication of the new Watson Dormitory at Williamson College on Saturday June 3rd. Kevin, a graduate of Williamson, is shown here with Steve Cava of WB Homes and Marie Watson, wife of former Board Chairman Wayne Watson and Ray Drulik, President of the…[…]

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Radnor Township School District Named Among the Safest

The National Education Association has named Radnor Township School District one of the safest school districts in America. Congratulations! Please click on the following link to read the article http://neatoday.org/2017/05/15/radnor-township-safest-school-district/.[…]

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Changing Skyline: You won't recognize this block of Chestnut Street

As Center City has shined up over the last couple of decades, Broad Street became the dividing line between the increasingly upscale west side and the stubbornly scruffy east. Philadelphia’s most stylish shops and restaurants tended to gravitate to the west side, close to Rittenhouse Square, even while fine…[…]

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$26.5M project: NewCourtland to convert vacant school building into a seniors' complex

NewCourtland Senior Services has acquired the former St. Bartholomew Catholic School which it plans to transform into a $26.5 million residential and health care complex for senior adults. NewCourtland plans to convert the site at 5364 Jackson St., in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, into a seven-story complex…[…]

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New Dorms at Williamson the College of Trades

Kevin Blackney, former alumnus of the Williamson College of the Trades, is pleased to be part of the design team for the College’s latest dormitory addition. For details about the ground breaking ceremony go to https://www.williamson.edu/2016/04/groundbreaking-held-for-new-watson-dorm/.[…]

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Introducing the AIM Community Center (Video)

Cheers to AIM Academy and their talented students who created this wonderful time-lapse video capturing the construction journey from the first days of moving dirt to the ribbon cutting ceremony. We hope this experience has generated some interest among the students in the architecture, engineer or construction…[…]

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Construction Progress (Video)

Here's a glimpse of the construction for Camp Laughing Waters, part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania's campus upgrades to include a new STEM / Activity Center and new camp lodges. […]

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Blackney Hayes Architects Wins Award for Rowan/Glassboro Redevelopment Project

Blackney Hayes is the proud recipient of the New Jersey's Leading Infrastructure Project award for our Rowan Boulevard Redevelopment project. designed by Kevin Blackney. This award highlights innovative, pioneering and landmark construction initiatives that positively impact the state of New Jersey's economic growth. […]

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New Orleans firm to team with Realen on hotel conversion of 101 N. Broad landmark

Realen Properties of Berwyn is teaming up with a New Orleans developer that specializes in renovating historic structures to convert the Liberty Title & Trust building at 101 N. Broad St. into a hotel. Realen president Dennis Maloomian presented plans with HRI Properties Wednesday to the Philadelphia Art Commission…[…]