General Process

The design team conducted a multi-day design charrette onsite where they invited members of the Camden Meeting and other community stakeholders to provide their input. This was moderated by trained facilitators. Integration between the architect and the engineer continued with combined meetings at the Re:Vision Architecture office.

The original program asked for a display room and a separate classroom but by combining uses, the team realized that it could drastically reduce the building footprint. The team decided the social hall lobby could be used as a display room and the second floor of the historic Meeting House could be used as a classroom. A total of 750 square feet were cut from the original program, allowing the new building to be optimally oriented towards the south without intruding on the graveyard or entrance drive.