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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New Year’s Declarations

CMA  is pleased to announce the expansion of our dedicated team of Architects Melanie Strieder joined the Charles Matsinger team as an Architectural Designer last spring.  She is currently completing her final year at Drexel University, and has 3 years of design experience in healthcare, higher education, laboratory, corporate office and master planning projects. Melanie’s strong researching skills…

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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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2013 CMAGreen Survey Results

Recently, Charles Matsinger Associates surveyed our clients on their opinions and attitudes on sustainable design.  We are truly grateful for the high volume of responses we received.  Your answers provide us a basis from which to evolve the ever-growing practice and knowledge of CMAGreen.  The following is a brief summary of the survey results. Who Responded The…

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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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Designing With Care: Inpatient Spaces

Charles Matsinger Associates has been designing Healthcare Facilities for close to three decades. We strive to ensure that our clients, as well as those utilizing their facilities continue to be delighted and supported by their environment long after our involvement. We have designed various types of inpatient care spaces ranging from OR Suites, Emergency Rooms,…

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Navigating Code Issues

Successful navigation of applicable codes is critical in project management.  Familiarity with building codes, accessibility laws and the review process can make all the difference in achieving project success and help to avoid any risk of harming the client-architect relationship. At Charles Matsinger Associates, we stay current with code updates and use various methods to…

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