Old Pine Comm Center

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A project that defined the Friday practice; Old Pine embodied many of the things we like about being architects.  The client group consisted of four distinct organizations, each with its own goals that joined together to develop a vacant corner parcel of land into Old Pine Community Center.  The components to be incorporated into the scheme included a community center, expanded space for the Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church congregation, archive space for The Presbyterian Historical Society, and additional classroom and physical education space for Saint Peter’s School.

Friday conducted an intensive programming, planning, and conceptual design process out of which evolved an air-rights arrangement which allowed for efficient below grade archival storage for the Historical Society, an affordable, multi-use community center with appropriate educational spaces above grade, and almost half the site remaining open for development as public open space.