You probably are most familiar with JL Architects work in the retail & restaurant sectors. However, as you work your way through our portfolio you will see an array of housing projects – for private homeowners, multi-family developers, and the public sector. We think that after looking through our portfolio, and speaking with our project managers, you will be considering the benefits of hiring JL Architects for you next housing project!
Let’s start by looking at JL Architects hometown of Chester County. In 2008 & 2009 with the economy struggling, very few housing projects were being completed. It was a familiar sight to be driving down the road and see stories of exposed framing, and not a construction worker insight. However, the Housing Authority of Chester County desperately needed renovation work completed on their sites. With low budgets and specific deadlines,JL Architects was chosen to bring units up to ADA standards, create added security and social interaction, while providing an aesthetic face lift to their communities.
In Montgomery County, PA JL Architects has contributed to the master planning of a senior living community. We provided the client with renderings that depicted vernacular architecture and community activities integrated together. The private developer also appreciated the additional marketing tools we provided them with for their properties.
Leaving the southeastern Pennsylvania region and conventional construction practices behind, you will arrive at a hotel built out of necessity. Although hotels are normally not categorized as housing, our client Weston Solutions came to JL Architects and requested our services in a hotel project for a gas company’s employees to live in while working on a Marcellus Shale site. The project consisted of a prefabricated modular design by IDBS that required our guidance through the design and construction phase. To read more about this project select this link to a previous blog about modular building.
Currently, JL Architects has two housing projects in production. The first is a 3,000+ square feet private residence in the Chester County area. Our principal John Lister has taken the schematic design of this project under his wing. The client requested a contemporary design and John (a native Californian) is looking forward to this type of design project. The second project has already started construction. IDBS, involved with the modular hotel asked for our services once again with another modular based housing project. This time it is the Ridgedale Condominiums in Madison, New Jersey. We look forward to seeing this project as construction is completed in the upcoming months!
The next time you are trying to put a roof over a client’s head or perhaps your own, consider JL Architects!