Philadelphia, PA

Christ Church

B&F had the privilege of overseeing several sensitive renovations at this iconic and historic American building that served as the place of worship for many Revolutionary War leaders.

Becker Fondorf Christ Church Congregation
Project TypeHistoric Preservation and Renovations
Construction Cost$4M
ArchitectJohn Milner Architects
BuilderWolfe Scott
Organ BuilderC.B. Fisk

From Installation of a New Pipe Organ to Restoration of the Historic Steeple

Renovating a Historic Icon

One of the most-visited historic sites in Philadelphia, Christ Church is also home to an active congregation. Ongoing activities make it challenging to undertake construction while maintaining the church’s role in the community. Nevertheless, to preserve the integrity of the historic building and serve its visitors, periodic renovation projects are necessary.

Becker & Frondorf Christ Church Project Management

Technically Challenging Project

Close collaboration among the team helped to make this highly technical acoustic and historic preservation project possible. B&F helped to coordinate the installation of a pipe organ. While the new organ is in keeping with the church’s historic fabric, its smaller size and mechanical needs required carefully designed structural changes due to the building’s age.

Becker Fondorf Christ Church Organ

30+ Years of Steeple Renovations Conclude

In the 1980's, the church began building an internal steel structure to support masonry portions of the historic steeple after it had started to lean over time. Our team oversaw the work to finish the steel support system, replace exterior cladding, repair sheathing, replace shingles, repoint masonry, and paint the steeple to preserve it for future generations.

Becker Fondorf Christ Church Steel Structure
Becker Fondorf Philosophy skyscraper

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