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May 2012
Keast & Hood Co. Projects Earn Recognition at the Preservation Achievement Awards

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia presented its annual Preservation Achievement Awards at a luncheon Tuesday, May 8. Keast & Hood Co. provided structural engineering for four projects honored at the event.

“Keast & Hood Co. congratulates its clients, teammates, and the other recipients of 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards,” said principal Dean Doukakis, PE. “We appreciate the Preservation Alliance’s annual recognition of excellence in historic preservation, restoration, and community service.”

Three projects earned Grand Jury Awards. The Arch Street United Methodist Church Window Restoration preserved the landmark Center City, Philadelphia sanctuary. Lenfest Hall expanded the Curtis Institute of Music while complementing its historic neighbors. Restoration of the Independence Hall Tower ensures the longevity of a national icon.

Grand Jury Awards acknowledged the following teams:

The Arch Street United Methodist Church Window Restoration award recognized Atkin Olshin Shade Architects; AEGIS Property Group; Keast & Hood Co.; Masonry Preservation Group, Inc.; Mezalick Design Studio, LLC; Schnabel Conservation LLC; and Sun Precast Co., Inc.

The Curtis Institute of Music Lenfest Hall award recognized Ventur, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.; AthenianRazak LLC; Grenald Waldren Associates; INTECH Construction, Inc.; Joseph Dugan, Inc.; Keast & Hood Co.; Kirkegaard Associates; Marvin Waxman Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Metropolitan Acoustics, LLC; Noble Preservation Services, Inc.; and Stantec.

The Independence Hall Tower award recognized City of Philadelphia Department of Public Property; Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc.; Alpha Corporation; Avalotis Corporation; Dan Lepore & Sons Company; Daniel J. Keating Company; Elderhorst Bells, Inc.; Independence National Historical Park; Keast & Hood Co.; Kreilick Conservation, LLC; National Park Service Denver Service Center; Schnabel Conservation LLC; Superior Scaffold Services, Inc.; United States Roofing Corporation; and Window Repairs & Restoration, LLC.

Also at the event, the 2012 AIA Philadelphia Landmark Building Award recognized the Vanna Venturi House, by architect Robert Venturi, FAIA, Int. FRIBA. Keast & Hood Co. provided original structural design for the classic post-modern house from 1959-1964.

The Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Awards celebrates individuals, organizations, businesses and projects that exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation throughout the region.

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