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W.S. Cumby recently kicked off a new project in Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The project, located at 920 W. Sproul Road and designed by local architecture and interior design firm Meyer, consists of an approximate 18,000 SF core and shell renovation to an existing office building. The scope of work includes demolition, mostly removing the entire inside of the building and removing all of the exterior windows, the roof and...
Construction continues to progress at Swarthmore College for its next iconic building, Town Center West. The new, 43,000 SF restaurant, hotel and bookstore is approaching a critical construction milestone by becoming weather-tight. The roof installation is slated to wrap up soon and window installation has begun. On the interior of the building, the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in for piping and wiring is nearing completion on the...
W.S. Cumby recently completed the renovation of The Montessori School in Dresher, PA. The 11,323 SF school building, originally built in 1969, was completely overhauled this past summer with updates that included reconfigured “Montessori-style” classrooms with new flooring, painting, sinks, countertops, storage cabinets, and lockers. A new mechanical system was installed to better control the interior environment, and 85 existing, outdated...
W.S. Cumby swept the Institutional – Education Over $5 Million category at the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Awards, the construction industry’s premier annual awards program, taking home both first and second place honors. The Student Commons at the Shipley School and the Dana Hallowell Residence Hall at Swarthmore College were awarded Excellence and Merit level awards respectively. For more...
W.S. Cumby has completed the renovation of a Shopping Center at 601 Baltimore Pike in Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. W.S. Cumby Project Manager, Brett Heisey, LEED AP BD+C, and Superintendent, Rich Menchaca, worked alongside Bernardon, a full-service architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture firm, to complete the project. The scope of work included the demolition and replacement of signage, roofing, stucco and...
W.S. Cumby, along with design partner, DIGSAU, presented a collaborative case study at the 2015 Delaware Valley APPA (DVAPPA) Fall Meeting on October 22nd at Swarthmore College. Matt Wittemann and Mike O’Brien from W.S. Cumby, presented case studies of completed green building projects at Swarthmore College and outlined its newly adopted, Environmental Sustainability Framework. Swarthmore College has committed to a goal of a net-zero carbon...
At the recent Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Member Achievement Dinner, W.S. Cumby was presented with two distinct honors from its Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. The first was a Gold Level STEP (Safety Training and Evaluation Process) Award, which recognized W.S. Cumby's achievement and ongoing efforts in the development of a quality safety program. The second was a Gold Level TEAM (Training, Education and Management) Award, which...
Morris Arboretum celebrates fall with two days of pumpkin painting, apple tasting, scarecrow making and more for its annual Fall Festival. Guests can meet animals from the Elmwood Park Zoo and watch a group create a LEGO version of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sign. Please note Fall Festival will go on this weekend rain or shine. Some activities may be moved inside. Scarecrow Walk will not go up until Tuesday, October 6 in order to protect them from...
W.S. Cumby has completed construction of the Shipley School’s new Student Commons and Arts Center. The 26,000 SF facility, which is seeking LEED for Schools Silver certification, features a new performance venue, visual and performing arts classrooms, music studios, rehearsal spaces, recording studios, student gathering areas and a new dining facility which includes a state-of-the-art servery and kitchen. The building’s sustainable design and...
This past August, students arrived back on Swarthmore College's campus to a newly constructed and renovated Residence Hall. The Dana and Hallowell Residence Halls were renovated with new bathrooms, paint, carpet and furniture but the main attraction was a 25,000 SF addition that not only serves as a connector bridge, but incorporates 76 more beds, new bathrooms, a large multi-use common space with a full kitchen and cinema-esque viewing screen,...

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