Preserving the Past - Preparing for the Future

Updated: Nov 23

ERIE, PA | 11,000 SQ.FT. SPACE

A historic building takes on a new look at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania. The renovation of the oldest brick structure in the area will now house the new home for the Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Community Outreach, Research, and Evaluation (CORE).

With nearly 1/2 of its children under the age of 5 living in poverty, this university knew that it needed to help the youth of Erie, PA. This expansion project created a space that fosters positive childhood development and a culture of hope through mentoring and education programs. Within this space, the design communicates inclusion and security to its young visitors that they are valued.

Furniture Highlights: Included modular casegoods, mobile + nesting chairs/tables that provide ultimate flexibility, branding through bespoke finishes, flexible privacy options that can be adjusted by the users

Lines Included: Indiana Canvas, KI Strive Nesting, KI Pirouette Nesting, KI Universal Height Adjustable Screens, KI Tattoo Screens, Allermuir Famiglia, Allermuir Conic

Architectural Firm: GBBN: Design solutions that enhance experience & empower people

Photography: Brad Feinknopf Owner/Principal Photographer 2021 Update

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