Completion date


1 full time owner-occupier. Typically 100 visitors per week with an average of about 2 hours per visitor.


The social hall (new construction) is adjacent to the historic meeting house. It produces almost enough energy for both buildings, let alone for itself.
Building areas (interior spaces only):
Existing building = 1,590 SF (35%) 35.7%
New Building = 2,864 SF (65%) 64.3%
Total= 4,454 SF

Type of Construction New
Number of buildings 2
Floor area of each building 4,454
Stories 1
Historic significance

The Camden Friends Meeting Social Hall sits adjacent an historic 1805 Meeting House. It serves the congregation as offices, library and community gathering spaces and was designed to complement the elegant simplicity and durability of the historic Meeting House. This building is officially designated historic.

Location and Climate Details

social meeting function hall

22 East Camden-Wyoming Avenue
Camden, DE 19934
United States
Location Type Suburaban
Climate Region Zone 4
Köppen Climate Type Cfa
Lat. / Long. POINT (-75.5527072 39.1159051)
Elevation 41 ft
Solar Insolation 4.08 kWh/m2/day
Annual CDD and Base Temp 1211 | 65 F
Annual HDD and Base Temp 4819 | 65 F


Site conditions:
previously developed land, preexisting structure(s)

Materials and Design Strategy


Where possible, the team incorporated salvaged materials from the Meeting House renovation for the new annex building. For example, the wood floor of the Meeting House was made into furniture and original bricks were reused.