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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Starbucks – Expanding Drexel’s Retail Dining Venues

Drexel University retained Charles Matsinger Associates (CMA) to fit out a new full-service Starbuck’s retail space in the LeBow College of Business Building. The 1,100 square foot fit-out took place alongside the new building’s construction, and involved careful documentation and coordination of standards and elements between the new building and Starbucks. The cafe, which seats…

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A Bold New Branch For PFFCU

Charles Matsinger Associates announces the grand opening of a new credit union branch for the Police and Fire Federal Credit Union.  The branch is located in the Cedarbrook Shopping Center at Cheltenham Avenue and Easton Road in Wyncote, PA.  In an effort to attract business to the center, the landlord subdivided an abandoned box store. The Police and Fire…

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Thoughts on Greenbuild 2013: Rethinking Healthcare Design

In recent months, two notable events on sustainable design and construction took place in Philadelphia.  You may have heard about one, even attended yourself.  Greenbuild® is the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC®) annual convention which draws approximately 30,000 attendees yearly from around the world, and it was at our own Convention Center this year.  The…

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A Welcoming Lobby for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

CMA recently finished a complete renovation of the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Main Lobby.  A more modern, attractive hospitality environment was created for patients, visitors and workers.  New ceilings and soffits absorb sound while new lighting provides brightness.  New windows allow more daylight into the space and natural stone, wall coverings, and a custom designed wood…

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Wake Up and Vegetate

Drexel University is continually striving to provide innovative dining experiences for students by tailoring offerings to the student population.  To meet the demand of health conscious and vegetarian students, Drexel offers Vegetate.  Located within Chestnut Square, a dynamic hub of retail, residential, and academic life in the heart of the main campus, Vegetate is a vegetarian…

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Careful Programming Cooperation Leads to Successful Medical Space

Cooper Advanced Care Center, Department of Medicine Cooper University Hospital – Camden, NJ Cooper University Hospital approached Charles Matsinger Associates with a challenge for the architectural and engineering team which they faced as well; the hospital was moving toward a new medical program paradigm and there were no precedents for the functional design.  The program,…

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Back to School for Thomas Jefferson University

Charles Matsinger Associates recently completed this 8 story renovation to the Martin Residence Hall at Thomas Jefferson University, located at 11th and Walnut streets in Philadelphia, PA. The university retained CMA to upgrade the student hub by giving it a modernized look and making the space more appealing to occupants. Student sleeping quarters, which occupy the…

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