Project Highlight – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania – Ravdin Family Caregiver Center

The Family Caregiver Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) was created as a place where caregivers and family members can get away for a time from the stresses of dealing with a family member in the hospital. Renovated in 2014, the Family Caregiver Center was created to meet caregiver’s needs and…

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Project Highlight – Brace Busters & Appel Orthodontics

Brace Busters and Appel Orthodontics, two separate orthodontic practices, collaborated to convert an 18,000-square foot warehouse space into contiguous beach-themed treatment areas. In 2014, Dr. David Bresler had a vision of opening a new orthodontic practice in Philadelphia. An existing property across the street from Doc Bresler’s Cavity Busters on Geiger Road in Philadelphia was…

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Sustainable Design with LEED Certification

On your next project, consider sustainable building design to reduce waste, increase awareness and improve the environment for your occupants. LEED Certification is a good way to set and meet your project’s sustainable design goals. Despite what many think, embarking on a LEED project is not difficult. To assist, there are now many rating systems…

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Magee Rehabilitation Healing Gardens

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital has recently completed construction of a new rooftop therapy space in Center City Philadelphia. The Creative Therapy Center and Healing Gardens is a renovation to an existing 15,000 square foot rooftop area. Serving as a retreat for patients, the space needed to serve both as an area of relaxation and enjoyment as…

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CMA in the Fast Lane

Martin Dealerships Service Facility CMA is working with Martin Dealerships of Delaware to design new service facilities for their Honda, Mazda and Kia dealerships. The site, minutes down the road from Martin’s existing dealerships, will be comprised of three individual buildings, one for each manufacturer and a three story parking garage. _ The goal of…

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CMA Navigates New DOH Processes

Following a growing national trend, the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have recently adopted new electronic plan submission procedures for the review of healthcare projects. As one of the first firms to utilize the new processes, Charles Matsinger Associates has successfully developed a set of procedures to accommodate these new requirements. These in-house methodologies have put CMA…

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CMA Relocates and Renovates!

 1. New Offices 2. Pre-Convention Renovation AEC Cares is an organization that’s about “linking architecture and construction professionals to the communities where we live and work”  The day before the National AIA Convention, AEC Cares sponsors a “blitz build” single day renovation of a building in the host city.  This year, on May 18th, they…

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Mystery on the Main Line

“What goes on in there?” It’s a question that’s been posed frequently to those that work for Wilkie Lexus, located at 568 West Lancaster Avenue in Haverford, PA. Customers, neighborhood residents, at least one borough official and even those simply walking by have asked about the year-old grey building facing Lancaster Avenue.  It may take…

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CMA Pitches In

CMA staff member Jeremy McClure spends many a Saturday morning coaching a team for the Camden County Miracle League, a venture of Build Jake’s Place in Cherry Hill, NJ. Both organizations are dedicated to the mission of providing barrier-free, handicapped accessible recreational areas and activities to children and adults with physical or mental challenges. On…

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