Haverford, PA

Main Line Art Center

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

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

Managing a RACP-funded addition to support a growing non-profit's mission

Working Within a Non-Profit Budget

When the Main Line Art Center planned a new two-story addition to house teaching studios and offices, Becker & Frondorf managed all aspects of the project, ensuring the small, non-profit institution could focus on its mission of providing visual arts education to the community. The budget was tight, and it was important for the Center to 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, Becker & Frondorf oversaw all required submissions to Pennsylvania’s RACP funding program. Our team also assisted in coordinating 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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