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Beam Signing for AIM Academy Global Innovation Hub!

February 9. 2024 -- Carmen Bushong, Blackney Hayes Associate, joined AIM Academy for a beam signing ceremony for their new Global Innovation Hub! Along with corporate leaders and AIM students, Carmen signed one of the steel beams to be installed and kept visible in the new building.[…]

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Introducing the New Faces at Blackney Hayes!

January 23, 2024 -- We’re excited to introduce our newest team members! Welcome to the team Violet, Zach, and Sarah![…]

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Project Update: NewCourtland Apartments at St. Bart's

January 16, 2024 -- Check out the latest progress of Phase II of the NewCourtland Apartments at Saint Bartholemew! This project is designed for seniors as affordable and independent housing, with the Phase II addition adding 48 new one-bedroom apartments to the existing complex in Northeast Philadelphia. Stay tuned to…[…]

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Year in Review 2023

December 24, 2023 -- Reflecting on some of our favorite memories from the past year! Site visits, community service, conferences, and team-building activities filled up our 2023 calendar. We are so grateful for our amazing team and clients who helped make this year such a success.[…]

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for T.M. Peirce Elementary School!

December 22, 2023 -- Earlier this week, our team attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new School District of Philadelphia’s T.M. Peirce Elementary School in North Philadelphia! Kevin Blackney gave the closing remarks during the ceremony and expressed our gratitude and appreciation to everyone that made this…[…]

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Project Completion: Acopian Engineering Center at Lafayette College

December 8, 2023 -- Proud to showcase some of our recently finished work at the Acopian Engineering Center at Lafayette College! Our team collaborated with Lafayette’s Division of Engineering to modernize the existing space, enhance natural light, upgrade offices, classrooms, and lab spaces, and add a new, 4,000 SF…[…]

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Project Highlight: The Water Works Complex on Park Property in Kennett Square

November 30, 2023 -- Blackney Hayes has been working with the Kennett Area Park Authority, the Friends of Anson B. Nixon Park, and community stakeholders to envision the future of the Water Works complex on park property in Kennett Square! This portion of the park has a long, rich history. It was originally a paper…[…]

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Construction Update: TM Peirce Elementary School

November 21, 2023 -- Last week, our team got a sneak peek of the School District of Philadelphia’s new TM Peirce Elementary School! Located in North Philadelphia, the school will serve as an anchor in the community and is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. Looking forward to welcoming students at the…[…]

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BHA at the DVASBO Annual Trade Show!

November 9, 2023 -- Carmen Bushong & Troy Hill represented Blackney Hayes at the DVASBO 37th Annual Trade Show![…]

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Traci Luckenbill is Promoted to Principal!

November 2, 2023 -- Congratulations to Traci Luckenbill on her recent promotion to Principal! Traci wears many hats at Blackney Hayes, including project manager, studio manager, and so much more. She has been with our team for 14 years, and we are eager to see all she will accomplish in the future.[…]

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Project Update: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

October 30, 2023 -- BHA’s Troy Hill and Amanda Neely are working on a project for Montgomery County Intermediate Unit! The existing three-story, 55,000 square foot office building is being converted into an educational space to support MCIU’s ongoing mission to bring valuable and vital special educational and early…[…]

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Project Completion: Aurora Warehouse

October 19, 2023 -- Exciting Project Update! We are thrilled to announce the completion of our project in Aurora, Colorado! Last week, our Principal, Chris Stigler, was on site to complete the final Punch List for this warehouse addition. The project added an additional 100,000 square feet of floor area onto an…[…]

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Get to Know Our Junior Designers!

October 3, 2023 -- Now that summer has officially come to an end, we would like to highlight our junior designers and the incredible work they contributed over the last few months. It has been a pleasure working with them, and we cannot wait to see what they do in the future![…]

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BHA Day of Service 2023

September 26,2023 - Last week, our team swapped our hard hats for shovels and gloves for a day of service at Schuylkill Banks Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park. From raking leaves to cleaning trails, our team spent the afternoon making a positive impact in the community! […]

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Groundbreaking for the Global Innovation Hub at AIM Academy!

September 20, 2023 - Jennifer Crawford and Carmen Bushong were thrilled to join AIM Academy at their official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Global Innovation Hub set to open in time for the 2024-2025 School Year. The innovation hub and classroom addition will offer a unique opportunity for AIM students to fulfill…[…]

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Introducing the New Faces at Blackney Hayes!

September 14, 2023 - We’re excited to introduce our newest team members! Welcome to the team Sam and Brian![…]

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BHA Partners with St. Joseph's University for a New Residence Hall!

September 1, 2023 – In continuing efforts to enhance the student experience, Saint Joseph’s University commissioned Blackney Hayes Architects to design and document a new 240,000 square-foot Residence Hall. Located on the Hawk Hill Campus along City Ave, the building will house over 500 first-year students starting in…[…]

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St. Bart's Phase II Topping Off Ceremony!

August 24, 2023 - This week, BHA joined McDonald Building Company for the Topping Off ceremony at NewCourtland Apartments at Saint Bartholemew Phase II. This exciting milestone marks the setting of the final pieces of the concrete plank roof structure. Specifically designed for seniors as affordable and independent…[…]

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Groundbreaking for Historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course!

July 20, 2023 - BHA attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the revitalization of Philadelphia's historic Cobbs Creek Golf Course. This exciting project includes renovations to the main clubhouse, the new TGR Learning Lab, and a new driving range that includes a restaurant, pro shop, and event space. We’re honored to…[…]

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Project Update: Aurora Warehouse

July 6, 2023 - Did you know that BHA does work all around the country? This project update comes from Aurora, Colorado, where Chris Stigler, BHA’s Principal, recently visited a 100,000 square foot warehouse expansion project for one of our clients. The tilt-up wall panels are all in place and the steel is set with…[…]

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BHA Receives Honorable Mention at ASID 2023 Interior Design Gala!

June 14, 2023 - Congratulations to our Interior Design Team for being honored at the ASID PA East Chapter’s 2023 Interior Design Gala for their work at Voco Hotel in Times Square![…]

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The BHA Team Visits the TM Peirce Site!

June 8, 2023 - The BHA team had the opportunity to visit the site of the new TM Peirce Elementary School, which is scheduled to be completed at the end of Fall 2023. It’s exciting to see the progress that is made with each of our visits! […]

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BHA Participates in the Senior Success Seminar and Career Fair for the School District of Phila.!

May 30, 2023 - BHA’s Alex Kiehl, Anthony Covington, and Troy Hill recently participated in The School District of Philadelphia’s Senior Success Seminar and Career Fair! The seminar was attended by high school seniors from various schools throughout Philadelphia. The Senior Success Seminar provided break-out sessions…[…]

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Groundbreaking for Girard Commons and Bucknell Square!

May 26, 2023 - BHA was honored to attend the official groundbreaking for Girard Commons and Bucknell Square earlier this week! These two Workforce Housing projects, developed by Frankel Enterprises will bring 77 units, for-sale affordable housing to the Sharswood neighborhood. This is another step in the ongoing…[…]

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Introducing the New Faces at Blackney Hayes!

May 18, 2023 - We’re excited to introduce our newest team members! Welcome to the team Nick and Nate![…]

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Recently Completed: Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School!

May 11, 2023 - We’re thrilled to share our work at The Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School (PETCH) that was recently completed! BHA provided interior renovations to the former United Way building on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. These renovations have transformed the historic high-rise into a…[…]

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BHA Receives Project of Distinction Award at A4LE Northeast Region Conference!

May 4, 2023 - BHA’s Carmen Bushong and Troy Hill spent last week at the Association for Learning Environments Northeast Region Conference and received the Project of Distinction Award for Cristo Rey Philadelphia! Their time at the conference was spent attending tours of schools and higher education facilities in…[…]

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Committees at BHA

BHA has awesome committees within the office! Each committee is unique and benefits the office in different ways. Read about each committee below and its impact on our firm![…]

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The Council on Open Building Conference 2023

The Council on Open Building is an international organization focused on designing for change, honoring the embodied energy in our existing built fabric, and decoupling the uses and components within to create a resilient, sustainable, and less financially risky development environment. Last week, BHA’s Principal…[…]

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Promotions!

We are proud to announce the recent promotion of 5 team members. We would like to congratulate these individuals for their hard work and achievements![…]

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NewCourtland Apartments at St. Bart's Phase II Project Update!

Foundations are nearly complete and construction is starting to go vertical at NewCourtland Apartments at Saint Bartholemew Phase II. We are also very excited to share that the project was awarded 2nd place in the Best Real Estate Projects of 2022 by the Philadelphia Business Journal in the Affordable Housing…[…]

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Construction Has Begun For Inspira Health's Medical Office Building In Deptford!

Construction has begun on an 80,000 SF medical facility located in Deptford, NJ! This building was formerly Dick’s Sporting Goods and is being converted into a Medical Office Building that will house Imaging, Physical Therapy, Cardiology, and other modalities for Inspira Health.[…]

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Introducing the Innovation Hub at AIM Academy!

BHA is very excited to see the Innovation Hub at AIM Academy begin construction. The new addition is designed to support future-ready learners with new Robotics and AI/VR labs, state-of-the-art Chemistry, Life Sciences, and Physics Engineering labs, and spaces for corporate and university partners to interface with the…[…]

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Introduction to Construction Assembly at West Philadelphia High School

Another job well done! Alex Kiehl presented to the students at West Philadelphia High School to educate the students on careers within the construction industry. BHA’s part in this discussion is to offer the students a glimpse into a career in architecture. To commemorate Black History Month, Alex highlighted some…[…]

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Introducing the New Faces at Blackney Hayes!

We’re excited to announce our newest team members! Welcome to the team Erica, Yael, and Liz! Yael Asman Yael Asman is an incoming fifth-year Drexel Architecture student and joins BHA as a junior designer. She is a wife and a mom of three wonderful children, and in her previous career, was practicing as a fully-trained…[…]

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Construction Update: TM Peirce Elementary School

This week the BHA team toured the site of the new TM Peirce Elementary School to check out the construction progress. We’re excited to watch this project come together![…]

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Project Highlight: Voco Times Square Hotel

Reflecting on some of our favorite spaces from one of our recently completed hotels, Voco Times Square. Our role in this project was to completely renovate the lobby and guestrooms. The design was inspired by the urban aesthetic of the concrete jungle as it collides with the energy of people and lights.[…]

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Phase II of the NewCourtland Apartments at St. Bart's has Begun Construction!

We are excited to announce the start of construction for Phase II of the NewCourtland Apartments at Saint Bartholomew. Phase II is a LIHTC-funded project that will add 48 housing units for low-income seniors and provide parking on the ground level. When Phase II is complete, the building will offer 92 units, a large…[…]

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Newly Certified at BHA!

We would like to congratulate 2 of our employees on their recent achievements! Tim O’Kane has recently passed the CSI CDT exam (Construction Document Technician)! Tyler Cooney recently earned his LEED AP- Building Design and Construction credential! Tyler is the chair of BHA’s Green Building Committee and plans on…[…]

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Project Update: 39 Montgomery Ave

BHA designed a four-story luxurious condominium with a limestone and brick façade, located in the heart of the Ardmore. These condos offer five unique floor plans consisting of three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms, ranging from 2,200 to 2,600 square feet. The units feature 10-foot ceilings, multi-purpose rooms, spacious…[…]

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Introduction to Construction Assembly at Ben Franklin High School

One of our Architectural Designers, Alex Kiehl, represented Blackney Hayes Architects at an Introduction to Construction Assembly at Ben Franklin High School! The assembly, hosted by Turner Construction, introduced construction fields and trades to the students. This ongoing initiative is to expose minority and…[…]

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Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School Ribbon Cutting!

We are so happy to celebrate with the Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter High School (PETCH) at their Grand Opening! BHA was tasked by the school to transform the historic United Way building into a modern learning environment for their students. […]

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Congrats to Two of Our Employees for Completing their 5th Year Fall Term Crit!

Congratulations to employees Joanna and Yael for completing their 5th Year Fall Term Crit! They attend Drexel University’s 2+4 Bachelors of Architecture program along with working at Blackney Hayes. For school this term, they worked in groups to come up with a conceptual redesign plan for Philadelphia’s Athenaeum. We…[…]

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Introducing the New Faces at Blackney Hayes!

We’re excited to announce our newest team members! Welcome to the team Alex, Alessandro, and Amanda![…]

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Updated Entrance for Mastery Charter McGraw Elementary School!

Blackney Hayes recently completed a new entrance design for the Mastery Charter McGraw Elementary School, which was constructed this past summer! The design features painted concrete, playful fencing, new windows, a canopy, signage, a new play area, and a mural that depicts the wonderful learning experiences that…[…]

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Project Update: Acopian Engineering Center at Lafayette College!

Project update: We're putting the finishing touches on the Acopian Engineering Center at Lafayette College! BHA is leading the design team for the addition, front entry redesign, and interior renovations. The views from the classroom’s windows provide a visual connection to nature and promote a positive learning…[…]

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Ribbon-Cutting in Brewerytown!

Blackney Hayes was proud to volunteer our services for this home renovation in Brewerytown! We worked with Frankel Enterprises, The How Group, and How Charities to provide documentation to update, repair, and modernize this house for an under-served family. We’re honored to be a part of a wonderful cause and welcome…[…]

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Project Highlight: Tacony Academy Charter School!

Project Highlight: The new playground and patio at Tacony Academy Charter School! We designed this space to create outdoor seating opportunities at multiple levels so that students have opportunities to watch or engage in the activities around them, including basketball and four square. A new, bright play structure…[…]

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Mastery Charter School's Cramer Hill Elementary School is Recognized as a 2022 Blue Ribbon School

BHA and Mastery Charter Schools have worked together since 2005 to create stimulating learning environments where students can thrive. One of its schools located in Camden, Cramer Hill Elementary, recently won national recognition as a “2022 Blue Ribbon Beacon School”, which recognizes its program, culture, and student…[…]

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Project Update: Inspira Endoscopy Center

Project Update: We’re excited to share the finished space for Inspira’s new Endoscopy Center! This 12,000 SF renovation from office space into a new state-of-the-art GI Ambulatory Center consists of twelve SDS pre/post recovery rooms, four endoscopy procedure rooms, scope reprocessing rooms, a centralized nurses’…[…]

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Construction Progress at T.M. Peirce School!

We’re excited to share that the new TM Peirce School, has started construction! New footings and foundations will be constructed and steel is expected to begin arriving on-site this month. The new school is slated for completion in June 2023![…]

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The Residences at Diamond Village Ribbon Cutting!

We’re honored to have attended the ribbon cutting for the new Workforce Homes at The Residences at Diamond Village in North Philly! BHA is proud to have teamed up with Frankel Enterprises to bring 30 units of affordable housing to Philadelphia! Check back soon to see more images of this exciting project.[…]

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Driving Range Concepts at Cobbs Creek Golf Course!

One of BHA’s latest projects was showcased in the May issue of Golf Digest! BHA created a concept for a driving range for Cobbs Creek Golf Course. The range will feature 80 hitting pads with state-of-the-art shot-tracking technology as well as a full-service restaurant and bar.[…]

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Coming Soon! Our Latest Hospitality Project!

Coming soon: Our latest hospitality project is under construction and set to be completed this summer! We can’t wait to enjoy a drink at the bar in a few weeks![…]

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Employee Spotlight: Chris Stigler!

Employee Spotlight! Chris Stigler has been elected to a second 3 year term as the Chairperson of the AIA Philadelphia L&I/Government Affairs Committee. Since being elected 3 years ago, he has worked closely with city agencies to improve the communication between the City and the design community. He is looking…[…]

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T.M. Peirce Elementary School Groundbreaking Ceremony!

BHA was excited to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the new T.M. Peirce Elementary School! We are pleased to have worked alongside the School District of Philadelphia and the T.M. Peirce Community to design the first ground-up construction school to be built in this North Philadelphia neighborhood within the…[…]

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Sam's Place at AIM Academy!

A memorial to Sam Ozer. Sam was a student at AIM Academy who had just graduated and was on his way home from his job at Trek Bike Shop in Manayunk on Father’s Day, June 2020, when he was hit by a car and sadly, passed away. He had been the captain of the AIM mountain bike team and an avid biker along with his parents.…[…]

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Project Update: Times Square Hotel Renovation!

BHA is excited to announce Voco Times Square will be completed just in time for this holiday season! Located in the heart of New York City, this 224 room, 25-story hotel was completely renovated by our interior design team in collaboration with our amazing clients![…]

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Inspira's Endoscopy Suite Construction Progress Update!

Construction progress update for Inspira’s new Endoscopy Suite, located in Vineland, NJ: The Center is approximately 12,000SF and includes four state-of-the-art procedure rooms with thirteen pre/post patient bays. The modern aesthetics utilizes wood tones, 3form textured panels and large graphics that highlight key…[…]

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Chris Stigler Presents at BIA of Philadelphia Workshop

Earlier this week, Chris Stigler had the opportunity to present at the BIA Philadelphia Building Enclosure Council Best Practices workshop. As a member of the BIA, Chris is happy to spread the word on good building practices![…]

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Goldey-Beacom College, Jones Center Update!

We’re excited to share our latest project on the Goldey-Beacom College campus! BHA has recently completed renovations and an addition to the Jones Center. The new addition features a dedicated entrance into the new event space and a lobby, which can double as a pre-function area. The new event space can be divided to…[…]

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Troy C. Hill Has Earned ALEP Certification!

Troy C. Hill, AIA, ALEP recently received the Accredited Learning Environments Planner (ALEP) designation, a mark of excellence developed to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities of a competent educational facility planner. The ALEP credential was designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual…[…]

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Introducing our Newest Team Members!

Click here to learn more about our new team members, Christy, Joanna, Joe, and Robyn![…]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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…[…]