Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

From Construction Savings to Coordinating a Specialized Art Installation

Chesnut Hill Friends Meeting
Project TypeNew Construction
Construction Cost$2.5M
Project Size8,000 square feet
ArchitectJames Bradberry Architects
BuilderE. Allen Reeves
ArtistJames Turrell Skyspace, Greet The Light

From Construction Savings to Coordinating a World Renowned Art Installation

B&F helped Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting during early planning phases to evaluate whether to renovate their existing Meeting House or build a new one, ultimately reaching a consensus that a new building would best meet their long-term needs. After working with the Committee and their architect on the design, we then helped CHFM to explore various options for bidding the project, which resulted in a 20% savings in construction costs.

B&F was also instrumental in coordinating the technical features of constructing James Turrell's "Greet the Light." Its design includes a retractable roof over the meeting space surrounded by finely tuned LED lighting. At dawn and dusk, the roof opens and a light show creates stunning visual effects.

Chesnut Hill Friends Meeting