K+A Habitat House Now a Home
Just in time for the holidays, a family of three has moved in to a house we designed for Habitat for Humanity in Philadelphia. The family contributed 350 hours of construction labor alongside other Habitat volunteers. Read their story here. We’ve designed 19 houses for Habitat; 13 have been completed, two are under construction, and four will start construction in 2013.
K+A Renovation Appears in New Kitchen Design Book
In renovating a century-old stone colonial in suburban Philadelphia, we designed a sleek new kitchen with better connection to the family room and outdoors. The kitchen appears in The Taunton Press’s just published New Kitchen Ideas That Work.
K+A Projects Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Inquirer talked with Jeff Krieger and other architects about an upward trend in the use of glass block in modern residential design. Read the story: A Revival for Glass Block in Philadelphia Architecture.
K+A at Work on Independent School Renovation
Construction has begun on the new 12,000 square foot energy efficient classroom building for Winston Preparatory School in Norwalk, CT. We are assisting project architect M2 Architecture in all phases of this project, which is part of a master plan for renovation developed by John Boecker of 7Group. Students and staff will enjoy abundant natural lighting in the new building; the project is designed to meet LEED Platinum standards.
K+A and Habitat for Humanity’s Christmas Story
Construction is well under way on a two-story, three bedroom North Philadelphia home we designed for Habitat For Humanity. Wood framing for the house was milled from the 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The tree, a 74′ Norway spruce from Mifflinville, PA, was milled in January, right on site in New York using a portable mill. This is the fifth year that Rockefeller Center has donated Christmas tree lumber to Habitat for Humanity. Watch the video: Habitat for Humanity and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.
K+A Earns Design Awards
Two Design Awards of Honor were presented to Krieger Architects by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) on September 22. The awards were granted for two of the firm’s residential renovation projects. In one, a gutted ground-floor Center City apartment was completely renovated to create an open, modern condo with lots of daylight and views to a private garden. The other winning project involved renovating and expanding an older Chestnut Hill home with sensitivity to its mix of modern and cottage styles.
“We’re delighted that these projects have won such recognition. Both homes offered interesting problems for us to solve, and clients who were enthusiastic and very much engaged in the design process,” said Jeff Krieger.
K+A Developing Master Plan for Chestnut Hill Academy Lower School
Chestnut Hill Academy, a 150-year old private boys’ school in northwestern Philadelphia, has engaged Krieger Architects to evaluate its Lower School facilities and develop a plan to guide building alterations for the next decade. We are recommending improvements to support and enhance the Academy’s educational mission and Lower School vision, as well as identifying opportunities for sustainable design features.
K+A Featured on Buildipedia
Buildipedia.com features Jeff Krieger’s comments on smarter, simpler, and smaller residential design trends for the coming decade. See photos of some of our relevant projects and read the article here.
K+A Presents Lecture on Greening the Older Home
Staff Architect Debbie Woodward, AIA, LEED AP, will present “This Old(er) Green House,” informing homeowners on ways to gain energy efficiency in older homes and reduce their carbon footprint. The focus will be on smart repairs, upgrading to new and efficient systems, and choosing green materials when renovating. The May 11 lecture is given through the Mount Airy Learning Tree in Philadelphia.
K+A Designing Field House for SS Neumann Goretti High School
We have been hired by SS Neumann Goretti High School to to design a locker/changing room for team sports at the school’s athletic field in South Philadelphia. The structure will also hold restrooms, a coach’s office, equipment storage and concession area.
K+A Working on Chestnut Hill Hotel Renovation
Partnering with Joel Levinson Associates, we have begun working on planning and renovations for the landmark Chestnut Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, now under new ownership. New signage, windows, and doors are among the improvements which will visually connect the main 1880’s hotel building to the newer hotel complex buildings nearby.
K+A Granted Professional Remodeler Award
We received a Best of the Best Design Award from Professional Remodeler magazine. A Silver award in the Whole House Remodel category was given for our renovation of a 3,500 square foot condominium in Center City Philadelphia. The project’s concept was based on bringing daylight deep into the interior of the ground floor unit. It featured contemporary styling, skylights, and interior windows, and a loft-like living area opening onto a private garden.
K+A Teams With CuetoKEARNEY Architects
CuetoKEARNEY Architects is designing a new 42,000 square foot science building for Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. We were chosen as consultants on the project for our expertise in zoning and building code review and sustainable design practices (LEED).
K+A Featured in Fine Homebuilding Magazine
Our renovation of an 1890’s Chestnut Hill home, which included a bright, airy kitchen addition, is showcased in Fine Homebuilding magazine issue #207, Winter 2009. Entitled “Back to the Garden,” the spread features before and after floor plans and photos of the kitchen, and continues on the back cover of the magazine.
View article (reprinted with permission © 2009, The Taunton Press, Inc.)