Swarthmore Presbyterian Church
2014 "Award of Excellence"
- Renovations and alterations to the existing sanctuary building and chancel platform and associated improvements to the nave
- Construction of a new church platform
- Installation of a new mechanical unit and new lighting for the chancel
- Removal, cleaning, and replacement of the existing pipe organ
For more information on the custom millwork for the new Swarthmore Presbyterian sanctuary, click here.
Architect: Daley and Jalboot Architects - Philadelphia, PA
"As our third project together draws to a close, I wanted to say thank you for another successful conclusion to another complicated piece of construction. The work at the sanctuary of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church involved a great deal of skilled carpentry and detailed millwork, not to mention working with stone rubble foundations. The work required seamless integration of new woodwork with the existing arts and crafts work from the 1800’s. We repurposed existing paneling, reconfigured hand carved wooden screens, and the CH&E carpenters and millwork shop delivered an exquisite installation.
Our previous project together at the Doylestown Presbyterian Church involved the addition and renovation of three buildings on a tight site in the historic borough. The signature element is an enclosed pedestrian bridge that connects our new addition to the circa 1860 stone church building across Mechanics Street. Through careful planning and coordination the campus stayed occupied through the entire process. We had numerous issues, unknown conditions, pour soil, and utility company interactions, and throughzthis your team met the challenges. And somehow the project was completed on time and under budget.
So with congregation of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church moving back into their renovated sanctuary this Sunday, I thank your team Mark Strunk, Josh Heisey, and Mike Heider for a job well done. I also want to thank you for running a construction company that values excellence and appreciates the joy of honest work. I look forward to the next one."
-Thomas Daley, AIA
Daley and Jalboot Architects