Philadelphia, PA

Lutheran Theological Seminary

With an eye on safety, B&F coordinated construction activities to minimize disruption to students as we helped Lutheran Theological Seminary (now United Lutheran Seminary) oversee a technically complex project in the heart of their campus.

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Project TypeRenovation and New Construction
Construction Cost$20M
Project Size60,000 square feet
ArchitectGeorge Yu Architects
BuilderAlvin H. Butz Corporation

Carefully Merging Old and New

An Ambitious Project

The construction of the new 60,000-square-foot Brossman Learning Center at Philadelphia’s Lutheran Theological Seminary was a formidable project for an institution of this size. The design preserves an iconic 1888 Victorian gothic façade that faces the campus quad, while creating a sleek, modern addition that looks outward toward the public.

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Maintaining a Safe Campus

The B&F team carefully coordinated construction activities to minimize disruption to the 400 graduate students on this small campus. Our Project Managers worked with contractors to resolve technical issues and maintain a safe campus environment throughout construction.

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Navigating Complex Historic Preservation

Adding to a 19th century masonry building poses many challenges, from ensuring structural integrity as sections are removed, to minimizing damage to aging masonry and properly aligning new and existing floor plates. Successfully completed in time for the Fall semester, the new Center supports the Seminary’s educational mission, providing classrooms, meeting rooms, informal gathering spaces, offices, and storage for library collections.

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