Keast & Hood Awarded The Sterling House Project
Keast & Hood Co., in conjunction with Hurley-Franks Architects and 1:1:6 Technologies, Inc. was awarded the stabilization and adaptive reuse project for The Sterling House in Delaware City, DE. Constructed c. 1830s-40s, the historically-significant wood and brick building is located along the Delaware Canal on the main thoroughfare near Fort Delaware. The project will commence in February with completion anticipated for 2008. Keast & Hood Co. Principal Constantine (Dean) Doukakis, PE, was elected President of the Carpenters Company of the City and County of Philadelphia. The oldest extant guild in the United States, the 300-year-old Carpenters Company is comprised of prominent structural engineers, architects, and building contractors. Keast & Hood Co. Associate Suzanne Pentz led the workshop “Maintaining Structural Stability for Quaker Meetinghouses and Other Historic Buildings” during the Living Witnesses III Workshop sponsored by PYM-HABS Working Group on February 4th. The program provided information about property maintenance, repair, and adaptive reuse for meetinghouses and other historic buildings.