Heritage Design Collaborative

1 West Front Street
Media
PA
19063
Phone: 
484-443-8540
Fax: 
484-443-8533
Year Established 
2010
About the Firm 
Heritage Design Collaborative, established in 2010, is a preservation, architecture and heritage engineering design practice specializing in the restoration, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of existing structures as well as in building diagnostics, architectural conservation, building conditions assessment and inspections, historic structures reports, interpretive planning and programming for preservation projects. HDC's partners represent over fifty years of experience in the stewardship of historic properties and buildings. We are well versed in the needs of a range of clientele; from private homeowners and independant developers to non-profit organizations, large institutions and government agencies and know how to provide this wide range of clients with the product and quality that they require. The leadership of Heritage Design Collaborative is formed by the partnership of dedicated and experienced design professionals, Carl M. Dress and Richard I. Ortega.
Types of Work
Engineering: 
25%
Historic Preservation/Restoration: 
70%
Housing (Small Projects/Additions): 
5%
Special Services 
Small Projects (under $50k)
Structural Inspection
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
5
Architects (Registered): 
2
Engineers (Structural): 
1
Interns/Draftspeople: 
3
Administration: 
1
Projects 
Wheatland Preservation Plan - LancasterHistory.org, Lancaster PA; East Park Canoe House - Restoration, Philadelphia PA; Multiple Projects on the campus of Haverford College, Haverford PA; John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon PA - Adaptive Reuse and Restoration of the House and Barn; Restoration of multiple buildings on the campus of Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville PA; St. Andrews Episcopal Church Master Plan and Tower Renovation; The Performance Garage, West Chester University - Old Library; Lincoln University - Amos Hall; Stover-Myers Mill, Pipersville PA; Lower Alloways Creek Meeting House Preservation Plan, Salem County, New Jersey; Friends School Haverford, Haverford PA
Awards 
2017 Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - Grand Jury Award, East Park Canoe House. 2017 Preservation PA - Construction Project Award, East Park Canoe House. 2017 Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers - Excellence in Structural Engineering - Emergency Stabilization of Timber Roof Trusses at St. Vincent de Paul Church. 2018 Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia - Grand Jury Award, John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove.
Contacts
Primary Contact: 
Carl M. Dress
Principals: 
Carl M. Dress AIA, Richard I. Ortega PE AIA FAPT
Consultant: 
Carl M. Dress
Supplier: 
Carl M. Dress
Marketing: 
Carl M. Dress
PR: 
Carl M. Dress
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