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West Chester University – Philips Memorial Hall


Additions & Renovations

Project Type

Higher Education

Project Description

Renovation, rehabilitation, and restoration of building listed on National Register of Historic Places included:

  • Administration wing
    • Intricate oak trim
    • Plaster walls and ceiling
  • Library
    • Wood oak floor and paneling
    • Decorative plaster ceiling
  • Auditorium wing
    • New oak panel shutters
    • Addition of 21 new plaster plenums, to match existing nine
    • Restoration of all finishes
    • New lighting catwalk
    • New orchestra pit
    • New seating
    • State-of-the-art theater and stage  equipment
  • Exterior restoration and refurbishment included:
    • Windows
    • Slate roof
    • Copper flashing
    • Rainwater conduction system
    • Stone schist
  • Functional modifications and improvements

Awards

Award of Merit - Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

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Owner
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Architect
Voith & Mactavish

Location
West Chester, Chester County, PA

Square Feet
48,000 square feet - renovation
2,000 square feet - new

Construction Time
21 months

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