Haverford, PA

Main Line Art Center

B&F managed all aspects of a two-story addition to house the Center's teaching studios and offices, ensuring the small non-profit could focus on its mission of providing visual arts education to the community.

Project TypeAddition and Renovation
Construction Cost$2M
Project Size1,800 square feet
ArchitectJames Bradberry Architects
BuilderW.S. Cumby

RACP-funded Addition Supports a Growing Mission

Working Within a Tight Budget

When the Main Line Art Center planned a new two-story addition to provide teaching studios and offices, they turned to Becker & Frondorf to manage the project. Their budget was tight, and it was important for the Center to control costs and maintain the revenue generated by its classes during construction.

Coordinated Communication to Avoid Class Disruption

Our Project Managers facilitated communication between the Center’s staff and the contractor to keep the facility operational and safe for students. When an undocumented power line was discovered during the excavation for the addition, B&F worked with energy provider PECO and the contractor to relocate the line and recover the schedule so that planned classes would not be disrupted.

From RACP Funding to Specialized Art Equipment

Since the project was funded in part by a state grant, B&F oversaw all required submissions to Pennsylvania’s RACP funding program. Our team also assisted with the purchase and relocation of specialized art equipment, including a kiln. The expansion has allowed the Center to achieve its goals by providing space for new jewelry and painting studios, adding natural light to the enhanced ceramics studio, and creating a new front entrance for the galleries.

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