The Girl Scouts of Eastern PA set out to create a notable camping experience at Camps Mosey Wood, Shelly Ridge and Laughing Waters. New lodges now provide campers the best possible experience with regards to both comfort and access to the outdoors. The lodges can each accommodate four separate troops, and the walls of these private living spaces can be opened into larger shared spaces as necessary. Troops sleeping quarters are grouped away from the noisy living spaces, with lower ceilings and roof lines to increase the feeling of protection and safety.
Camp Shelly Ridge and Camp Laughing Waters also house new activity centers with large glass garage doors that provide natural light and ventilation as well as the opportunity for seamless indoor/outdoor activities. Inside, a large open space accommodates ultimate flexibility for numerous sports and camp activities.
BHA worked with AIM Academy to design the new AIM Community Center building on their campus reflecting both the existing mill building on campus and their innovative teaching approach. The community center completes their campus master plan providing space for the sports and fitness programs, visual and performing arts programs and teacher training programs/conferences. The campus supports their growing program and fosters fun and exciting learning environment with a sense of pride in their community.
The Peter J. Kountz Media Center is a new 4,500 sf transformed space from a traditional library into a refreshing media center of bright colors and updated finishes that supports current and future technology.
An open floor plan, the center includes open classrooms, flexible meeting areas, a student lounge, collaborative rooms, administrative spaces, HVAC upgrades and accommodations for several hundred books.
BHA designed the PSPCA’s new pet adoption and training space located in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. This satellite office offers a smaller number of animals looking for forever homes and hopes to be a flagship site for more satellite shelters to be replicated around the city.
Blackney Hayes Architects provided design concepts for a new performing arts center that would be located in the heart of South Philadelphia. The goal was to create a center where the arts would be utilized as an instrument to initiate social action to cultivate talent and revitalize the community. As designed, the center comprises 42,000 square feet, including a 250-seat theatre, dance instruction and practice studios, as well as classrooms for various arts and crafts and video production.