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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Avenue of Rehabilitation and Restorative Healing

Charles Matsinger Associates is excited to be partnering with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital on the design of the Creative Therapy Center and Healing Gardens.  This transformational project augments and updates existing patient therapeutic areas (Segal Street, McSherry Greenhouse and the Segal sponsored Resource Center) on the unique 6th floor rooftop of the hospital. Research shows that…

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Family Style Hospitality – The Connelly Resource Center

Charles Matsinger Associates worked with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to renovate spaces within the Connelly Resource Center for Families.  The facility is located on the 8th floor of the Main Hospital, and provides important hospitality and educational support services to the hospital’s patients and their families. An existing high demand self-serve laundry and break room offered…

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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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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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