The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has announced that the Old Library Rehabilitation at Bryn Mawr College will receive a Grand Jury Award at the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards.
CVM led the design team that developed this multi-year effort, addressing the building exterior. Initiatives included the restoration and replacement of wood and steel window systems, as well as two separate programs that rehabilitated masonry and roofing components of the Great Hall.
Designed by Cope & Stewardson and completed in 1907, Old Library once served as the center of academic life on Bryn Mawr’s campus. It now contains offices and classrooms and hosts events in the Great Hall, but has retained symbolic importance for students and faculty.
CVM’s prior Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Awards include The Rodin Museum, honored in 2013, and the Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo and Faris Education Center (KidZooU), recognized in 2014. CVM’s preservation resume includes work on National Historic Landmarks at the University of Pennsylvania (Fisher Fine Arts Library, Richards Medical Research Laboratories & Goddard Laboratories), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Vassar College.
We would like to congratulate the entire project team, including Bryn Mawr College, Levine & Company, The Sullivan Company, Dan Lepore & Sons Company, GSM Roofing, Norwood Windows & Doors, Hunter Roberts Construction Group, Belcher Roofing Corporation and Mara Restoration. The award ceremony is on June 7, 2017 at 5 PM, and tickets can be purchased here.