CDI LR Kimball

1801 Market Street, 13th Floor
Philadelphia
PA
19103
Phone: 
215-665-0308
Year Established 
1953
About the Firm 
CDI L.R. Kimball is a professional services firm comprised of the following collaborative service groups: architecture, engineering, communication technology and consulting. Founded in 1953 as a traditional architecture and engineering firm, today's Kimball has evolved into a contemporary, multifaceted full-service solution provider. As one of the largest AE providers in the market today, Kimball services a diverse client roster across the U.S. with artful, structural designs, civil and environmental expertise, and information systems that exceed the complex expectations of today's public and private-sector clients. Kimball is headquartered in Pennsylvania and employs nearly 275 professionals. Kimball's architectural practice is represented in four of Kimball's Pennsylvania offices: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Ebensburg and State College as well as Bridgeport, New Jersey. The architectural practice has expertise in the following market segments: Justice (Corrections, Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Judicial); K-12 Education; Higher Education; Commercial/Industrial; Municipal/State/Federal; and Sports Facilities. In 2010 the firm was acquired by CDI Corporation, a Philadelphia based company providing engineering, architecture and information technology staff and professional services worldwide.
Types of Work
Accessibility/ADA Consultants: 
1%
Criminal Justice/Correctional: 
18%
Educational Facilities: 
18%
Engineering: 
5%
Environmental: 
2%
Health Care/Medical: 
2%
Hotels/Hospitality: 
2%
Industrial: 
4%
Interiors: 
4%
Landscape: 
4%
Pharmaceuticals: 
2%
Planning: 
2%
Public Work (Civic/Gov't): 
20%
Recreational: 
2%
Religious Facilities: 
2%
Sports/Athletic Facilities: 
5%
Transportation: 
2%
Special Services 
Post Occupancy Evaluation
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
6
Total Staff Outside Office: 
250
Architects (Registered): 
14
Landscape Architects: 
20
Engineers (Electrical): 
4
Engineers (Structural): 
16
Planners (Urban and Regional): 
5
Interns/Draftspeople: 
11
Engineers (Civil): 
17
Engineers (Mechanical): 
2
Graphic Designers: 
1
Lighting Designers: 
5
Administration: 
40
Projects 
Penn State University Rec Hall Wrestling & Student Fitness Center, University Park, PA; Delaware Valley Intelligence Center, Philadelphia, PA; Penn State University Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, University Park, PA; Samuel Fels High School, Philadelphia, PA; Pope John Paul II Catholic High School, Upper Providence, Montgomery County, PA; Clearview Elementary School, Hanover, PA; Sinking Springs Elementary School, York, PA; West Chester Bicentennial Parking Garage, West Chester, PA; Delaware Air National Guard Squadron Operations Facility, New Castle, DE; Frederick County Law Enforcement Complex, Frederick, MD; Atlantic City Public Safety Building, Atlantic City, NJ; Penncrest High School, Rose Tree Media School District, Media, PA; Holy Family College, Newtown II Campus, Newtown, PA; New Castle County and Sussex County Emergency Operations Centers, DE; NJ State Police Emergency Operations Center, Ewing Township, NJ; Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Bucks County, PA; U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Training Facility, Elizabeth City, NC; U.S. Air Force 911th Barracks, Pittsburgh, PA; Penn State Softball Stadium, State College, PA; California University of Pennsylvania Convocation and Conference Center, California, PA; Chathham County Detention Facility, Chathham Co., GA; U.S. Airways Operation Centers, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Pittsburgh - 3 Stadiums at Olympic Park, Pittsburgh, PA; Altoona Junior High School, Altoona, PA; Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ; Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA; Lancaster County Forensic Center, East Hempfield Township, PA; Lehigh County Forensic Center, Cetronia, PA; Century 21 Construction Company corporate offices, Lodi, NJ; Somerset County Social Services Building, Somerville, NJ; Master Planning and Lab Design for BASF, Tarrytown, NY; Middlesex County College Science Building, Edison, NJ; Cape May County Jail, Cape May, NJ; PA State Police Headquarters and Crime Lab, Erie, PA;
Awards 
Penn State University Recreation Hall Wrestling and Fitness Center, 2007 American School and University Magazine Design Excellence, College Planning and Design Magazine 2007 Facility of the year. Penn State University Lubrano Park at Medlar Field, 2006 American School and University Magazine Design Excellence. Harrisburg Area Community College Select Medical Healthc and Education Pavillion, 2006 American School and University Magazine Design Excellence. Clearview Elementary School, 2003 AIA Central PA Design Award and 2003 Northeast Green Building Award, 1st Place; Sinking Springs Elementary School, 2003 Learning By Design Lesson in Excellence Award and 2002 American School and University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Building; Penncrest High School, 2002 Learning By Design Lesson in Excellence Award; West Chester Bicentennial Parking Garage, 2001 International Parking Garage Institute 1st Place; Bellefonte Area Middle School, 2000 Central PA Golden Trowel Award; Delaware Air National Guard, 1999 Design Honor Award from Air National Guard; Atlantic City Public Safety Building, 1997 Outstanding New Concrete Concept Project; Central York Middle School, 1996 National School Board Architecture Award
Contacts
Primary Contact: 
Buck Collins
Principals: 
Gary Lapera, FAIA, V.P.
Consultant: 
Buck Collins
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