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People's Emergency Center, Rowan House

Rowan House is a transitional facility for homeless women and children.  The project required a program incorporating 20 residential rooms, classrooms, counseling and administrative spaces.  The scope of work included renovation of an existing 24,000 SF, four-story historic building and a new 12,000 SF addition including new mechanical and electrical systems, interior finishes and site design. Restoration had to meet the requirements of the Philadelphia Historic Commission and the community.

Design Team


John Fox Hayes, FAIA

Project Manager

Kevin Blackney, AIA, LEED AP


24,000 SF renovations / 12,000 SF additional

GC Value