Philadelphia, PA

City Year

City Year needed a larger office space to accommodate a growing staff that places over 200 AmeriCorps volunteers in schools throughout Philadelphia annually. They did not have the internal capacity to handle the requirements of a move while responding to increased demand for their services following the pandemic, so they called upon B&F for help.

Project TypeTenant Fit-Out
Construction Cost$1M
Project Size11,000 square feet
ArchitectBoxwood Architects
LandlordArts & Crafts Holdings

A Design that Facilitates Collaboration

Because volunteers spend a lot of time off-site, City Year wanted their office to encourage communication and collaboration. B&F worked closely with the project team to ensure that design intent and project goals were fully realized by creating adaptable office spaces that support both group dynamics and remote work. Keeping a close eye on rising construction costs, we managed the fit-out process and facilitated communication between City Year and the landlord’s design team.

Direct Purchase Management

In addition to managing construction, we oversaw the entire furniture procurement process and successfully avoided delays caused by supply-chain disruptions. Ultimately, we delivered the new 11,000-square-foot space on time and within budget. The office features open areas for collaboration, numerous panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline, and frequent pops of the iconic red color that City Year’s brand is known for.

Client Testimonial

“The guidance and advice B&F provided, along with their vendor management, were crucial at so many different junctures. Our Project Manager provided expertise and a cool head when the inevitable bumps in the road came along. The return on investment was evident, both in time and money saved in the long haul. I’d recommend B&F to anyone.”

Mike Crane, Site Operations Manager, City Year Philadelphia

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