BAU Architecture

7913 Park Avenue
Elkins Park
PA
19027
Phone: 
215-782-2228
Fax: 
215-782-2226
Year Established 
1993
About the Firm 
Founded in 1993, BAU Architecture is a full-service research-based, architecture, planning, and interior design firm dedicated to sustaining, preserving, and cultivating the built environment: sustaining through passive environmental design that considers regional and solar orientation to reduce energy use as well as materials and methods of construction to promote environmental quality; preserving by developing strategies for renovating buildings, conserving historic structures and reusing materials; and cultivating through socially-responsive design to foster community and promote the health/wellbeing of building occupants. BAU is committed to community buildings which are respectful of our natural and built environments, specializing in municipal, educational, health and hospitality projects. BAU is actively engaged in the research of alternative energy systems, sustainable materials and methods of construction, and indoor ecology.
Types of Work
Educational Facilities: 
10%
Health Care/Medical: 
15%
Historic Preservation/Restoration: 
15%
Hotels/Hospitality: 
5%
Interiors: 
10%
Libraries: 
5%
Planning: 
10%
Public Work (Civic/Gov't): 
30%
Special Services 
Small Projects (under $50k)
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
5
Architects (Registered): 
2
Interior Designers: 
1
Interns/Draftspeople: 
1
Graphic Designers: 
1
Projects 
Don Guanella Village: School and Resident Housing Renovation, Catholic Social Services-Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Springfield, PA; Glenside Library Renovations, Cheltenham Township Library System, Glenside, PA; Cheltenham Township Police Administration Building Expansion Study, Township of Cheltenham, Elkins Park, PA; Media Affairs Office Fitouts and Renovations, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Eco Amphitheater and Stormwater Management Study, Abington Township, Roslyn, PA; Norristown Farm Park Building Renovations, PA Dept. of General Services-Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services, Norristown, PA; Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Campus Study, Office of Community Development-Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Phila, PA; Kensington Ave Facade Planning Study, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Phila, PA; Saint John Neumann Nursing Home Renovations, Catholic Health Care Services-Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Phila, PA; Saint John’s Hospice Engagement Center, Catholic Social Services-Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Phila, PA; Saint Francis Country House Interior Renovations, Catholic Health Care Services-Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Darby, PA; Historic LaMott Community Center Renovations, Township of Cheltenham, LaMott, PA; Metro Banquet Room and Nightclub, McKenzie Brewhouse, Delaware County, PA; Branch Library and Community Arts Center Feasibility Study, Abington Township, Roslyn, PA; Moscow Animal Care Facility, City of Moscow, Moscow, ID.
Awards 
Second Place Finalist in Fallen Heroes Memorial Competition in Franklin Square, Philadelphia, PA; Grand Jury Preservation Award 2011, from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia for Norristown Farm Park Building Renovations; LEAB Book Award 2011, from the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, for Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity, Eugenia V. Ellis, Principal
Contacts
Primary Contact: 
David Kratzer, AIA
Principals: 
Eugenia Ellis, Ph.D, AIA, NCARB; David Kratzer, AIA, NCARB
Consultant: 
David Kratzer, AIA
Marketing: 
David Kratzer, AIA
PR: 
David Kratzer, AIA
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