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Groundbreaking of Strine Dorm at Williamson College of the Trades!

We're excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of Strine Dormitory at Williamson College of the Trades! The dorm will house 24-26 students starting in the fall of 2022. Modeled after other cottages on campus designed by Frank Furness, the stone building with brick banding and jack arch detailing over the windows and…[…]

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Troy C. Hill is Promoted to Principal!

BHA is pleased to announce the promotion of Troy C. Hill to Principal! Troy joined BHA in 2000 and since his promotion to Associate in 2010, he has been instrumental in developing the firm’s K-12 school portfolio. He is a mentor to younger interns in the office and has also been involved with a mentoring program for a…[…]

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Introducing The Residences at Diamond Village!

BHA has teamed up with Philly Workforce Homes to create 30 new construction, single-family homes located in North Philly. Each home will consist of three-bedrooms/ two-bathrooms, a rear patio, and a spacious backyard. Check out http://www.phillyworkforcehomes.com for additional info![…]

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Inspira Health Project Update!

Inspira Health Center includes an urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, imaging, and sleep center. Not only are we very pleased with how this project came together, but BHA is proud to have been able to assist in creating this facility that will provide health services to many. […]

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A Year in Review!

BHA is pleased to have worked on some wonderful projects alongside a remarkable group of clients in 2020. Looking back, we could not be prouder of our work this past year, and we look forward to assisting our clients in transforming their visions into reality in 2021![…]

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Poplar Square Apartments Project Update!

BHA is happy to introduce the recently completed Poplar Square Apartments! This market-rate, multi-family apartment building includes 125 unites, and many awesome amenities, such as an outdoor pool, ground floor lounge, patio area and fitness center![…]

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Montgomery Ave Project Update!

39 Montgomery will house 21 luxury condominiums and is currently under construction. Click HERE for more information and some pictures of the project. We look forward to sharing more updates in the future![…]

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Goldey-Beacom College, William A. Franta Hall Project Update!

Blackney Hayes is excited to share William A. Franta Hall! Franta Hall is a new residence hall for future students of Goldey-Beacom College, and we could not be happier with how this collaborative effort has come together. Click HERE to see a preview created by Goldey-Beacom College of this new addition to their…[…]

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Waynesborough Country Club Pool Renovations

Dreaming of warmer days by the Waynesborough Country Club pool! Blackney Hayes had the pleasure of designing the beautiful pool area for the club consisting of a two-story snack bar and four different types of pools, including a 6-lane pool, recreation, wading and diving pools. […]

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T.M. Peirce Elementary School Announcement!

Blackney Hayes is pleased to have been selected by The School District of Philadelphia to design a new state-of-the-art campus for T.M. Peirce Elementary School! Click HERE for more info. […]

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Poplar Square Apartments Construction Update!

Introducing Poplar Square Apartments! Construction is almost complete and move-ins are anticipated to begin in August. We have seen tons of progress over the last few months on this complex and can’t wait to see people move in![…]

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Independent Charter School Construction Update!

Some good news! Construction on the Independence Charter School has started back up! We cannot wait to see the finished product![…]

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The Shreiber Pet Therapy Center at Rowan University

Puppy tales to brighten your day! The Shreiber Pet Therapy Center is located at Rowan University and will have as many as five or six certified therapy dogs available at a time. These pups will serve as a resource for students and staff to ease anxiety and stress. Pictured, you can see the inside of the center, Gerry…[…]

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Check out our latest project at Villanova University!

Blackney Hayes Architects has had the pleasure of working with Villanova University on the Gmelich Lab for Financial Markets, a state-of-the-art trading room. The existing lab was relocated to make it a focal point for the business school. The Gmelich Lab integrated the latest technology used in finance, real estate,…[…]

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Independence Charter School Construction Underway!

Independence Charter School's Center City addition is underway! With a very tight and compact site, we managed to fit in a cafeteria, a gym, and additional class space. Above the gym, a rooftop space will take children high above the street for both great views and lots of fun. Looking forward to seeing how it all…[…]

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Renovations Begin at Rehoboth Beach Coutry Club!

Rehoboth Beach Country Club has begun a renovation of their clubhouse, pool area, and golf course. Pictured above is one of the renderings created by BHA of the redesigned pool and patio area. Check out this article for more pictures and information about the renovation!…[…]

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WCU Anderson Hall Preservation Award

West Chester University’s Anderson Hall, a project BHA recently completed, was presented a Preservation Award by the West Chester Downtown Foundation. We are proud to have been a part of a project that honored WCU’s history by preserving the building’s exterior design features while renovating the interior for…[…]

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A Fresh New Look For Waynesborough Country Club!

Blackney Hayes Architects created a warm and fresh environment for the main level of Waynesborough Country Club’s clubhouse. The use of traditional materials along with contemporary methods brought about a revived feel for the renovated space. With a new main bar and dining area, creating a centralized bar and lounge,…[…]

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Poplar Apartments Progress Alert

Progress alert! Framing is coming along nicely at the Poplar Apartments in Glassboro, New Jersey. When complete, the 122,500 SF building, will house 125 one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, along with amenity spaces and a courtyard pool. Construction is expected to be complete in Fall 2020![…]

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Final Beam Ceremony at William A. Franta Hall, Goldey-Beacom College

"What you folks may not see, but many of us here on campus do see, is the incredible pride that you have helped to instill here at GBC about GBC. When that beam ascended, the pride that got caught in the throats of many was obvious. To some, this is just a building. To us, it's validation of our success and bright…[…]

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Meet the Newest Team Members!

BHA is excited to introduce our newest team members! Everyone brings a fresh perspective to our team and we are excited to see what they are going to do as a part of BHA. Scroll to learn a little bit more about everyone.[…]

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A Cause for Celebration!

BHA’s very own Elias Agia and Carlo DiSilvestro have both graduated from Drexel University this past June. Carlo and Elias have both graduated Drexel’s 2 + 4 architecture program in high standings, Carlo also graduating with a minor in construction management and Elias with a minor in sustainability in the built…[…]

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Independence Charter School Groundbreaking

BHA was excited to break ground at Independence Charter School (ICS) on June 8, 2019. Our team will be working with ICS on a 25,000 square-foot facility renovation and expansion. ICS is a Philadelphia K-8 public charter school offering bilingual education. This renovation will establish the school’s first gym and…[…]

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John Freeman Hayes, FAIA

John Freeman Hayes, architect, cartoonist, painter and musician, passed away on April 9th, 2019 at the age of 92, after what can only be considered a full and rewarding life. He is survived by his brother, James Hayes, his three children, John Fox Hayes, Tom Freeman Hayes and Nancy Clarke Hayes as well as seven…[…]

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Construction to Begin Soon - Goldey-Beacom College, William A. Franta Hall

William A. Franta Hall, centrally located on the Goldey-Beacom Campus, is a new 5-story dormitory building. The dorm will have the capacity to house 152 students and will include amenity spaces such as a lounge area, laundry facility, and a multi-purpose room.[…]

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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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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…[…]

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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. […]