Bryn Mawr, PA

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church hired Becker & Frondorf to strategically plan and manage a series of phased renovation projects across five buildings on their campus.

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Project TypeRenovation and Historic Preservation
Construction Cost$7M
Project Size4 Buildings
ArchitectAtkin Olshin Schade Architects
BuilderW.S. Cumby, Adams-Bickel Associates, Delran Builders
Stained Glass RestorationFemenella & Associates

A Phased Approach to Historic Preservation

Deferred Maintenance Leads to Additional Scope

B&F oversaw three phases of renovations to four buildings on the historic campus of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church which dates to 1873. The first phase involved a central plant boiler replacement and chiller expansion. When mechanical improvements triggered architectural issues, we helped the Church to select an architect to assist with the projects.

Aligning Budget with Phased Projects

B&F then worked with congregation leaders to identify other necessary renovations and develop a plan for prioritizing projects to best use their limited funds. In the second phase, we coordinated simultaneous masonry and roof renovation projects alongside sensitive stained glass restorations. The third phase focused on the restoration of the 1927 sanctuary tower, including the replacement of the steeple spire.

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Limiting Disruptions, Completed on Schedule

We organized the activities of the specialty contractors involved to ensure work was done properly and completed on schedule. B&F worked closely with the Church’s building committee and staff to limit disruptions to the active congregation’s services, Sunday School, and other programs taking place across the campus.

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