Patterhn Ives

120 N. Church Street
Suite 207
West Chester
PA
19380
Phone: 
(610) 430-7730
Fax: 
(610) 430-7621
Year Established 
1986/2014
About the Firm 
Patterhn Ives is an award-winning architecture practice dedicated to arts, education, and community. Endorsed by long-standing relationships with clients and communities, we strive to impart a positive, lasting record through a commitment to design, research, innovation, and environmental stewardship. Our historic restoration studio is led by Dale Frens, formerly of the nationally recognized office, Frens & Frens. Our shared belief in the value and irreplaceable beauty of historic structures unites our offices as we practice together with attention to both the rich history and modern needs of our clients. The restoration studio has over 30 years of exemplary experience preserving, restoring, and rehabilitating historic buildings and sites ranging from rural train stations to state capitols. Our preservation services include historic conditions surveys and assessments, Historic Structure Reports, HABS documentation, historic district and campus design guidelines, historic materials investigation and analysis, building maintenance plans, and National Historic Landmark compliance. Patterhn Ives is a certified women-owned small business enterprise.
Types of Work
Historic Preservation/Restoration: 
80%
Museum/Galleries: 
10%
Religious Facilities: 
10%
Firm Personnel
Total Staff This Office: 
3
Architects (Registered): 
1
Interior Designers: 
1
Administration: 
1
Projects 
Conversion of Historic Chester County Courthouse to District Court, West Chester, PA Restoration of Christ Church Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Restoration of George Read House for DHS, New Castle, DE Restoration of Joseph R. Biden Jr. Wilmington Amtrak Station, Wilmington, DE Restoration of St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO Restoration of The Academy on The Green, New Castle, DE Rehabilitation of the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, West Chester, PA Preservation of Andrew Wyeth Studio for Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA Preservation of Cornwall Iron Furnace, PHMC, Department of General Services, Lebanon, PA Preservation of John Bartram House at Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, PA Preservation of Washington Memorial Chapel Complex, Valley Forge, PA Exterior Preservation of The Residence at Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, DE Exterior Restoration of 15-21 The Green, State of Delaware, Dover, DE Exterior Restoration of Delaware Old State House, State of Delaware, Dover, DE Exterior Restoration of New Castle Courthouse, New Castle County, DE Exterior Restoration of Old Swedes Church & Hendrickson House for Old Swedes Exterior Restoration of Old Town Hall for Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, DE Exterior Restoration of Stetson Hall, Williams College, Williams, MA Exterior Restoration of the Conservatory at Nemours Mansion, Wilmington, DE Exterior Restoration of The Old Sussex County Courthouse, Georgetown, DE Maintenance Plan for 236 Structures, Hagley Museum & Library, Wilmington, DE Maintenance Plan for Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Complex, Bryn Mawr, PA Maintenance Plan for President’s House at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Awards 
2018 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Architecture | MSU Department of Music: Ellis Hall Renovation 2018 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Interiors | MSU Department of Music: Ellis Hall Renovation 2018 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Small Project | Lincoln University Martin Hall Revitalization 2018 AIA Saint Louis Design Honor Award: Unbuilt Architecture (Citation for Technical Advancement) | Performing Arts Pavilion 2018 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Kol Rinah 2018 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Visual Arts Annex 2018 AIA Springfield Design Honor Award | MSU Department of Music: Ellis Hall Renovation 2018 AIA Springfield Public Recognition Award | MSU Department of Music: Ellis Hall Renovation 2016 AIA Central States Region Design Citation: Unbuilt Architecture | Newtown Historic Association Archive 2016 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | MSU Department of Music: Ellis Hall Renovation 2016 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Newtown Historic Association Archive 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Honor Award | Williams College Sawyer Library 2016 Chicago Athenaeum: American Architecture Award | Williams College Sawyer Library 2015 AIA Saint Louis Design Honor Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Portal House 2015 SCUP Addition/Renovation/Adaptive Reuse Merit Award | Williams College Sawyer Library 2015 AIA NE Pennsylvania Award of Excellence | Williams College Sawyer Library 2014 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Ann W. Olin Women’s Building Garden Level 2014 AIA National Honor Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2014 Chicago Athenaeum: American Architecture Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2014 International Interior Design Association: Library Honor Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2014 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Andrew Wyeth Studio 2013 National AIA Young Architects Award (Eric R. Hoffman) 2013 AIA Saint Louis Design Honor Award: Interiors | American Card Services 2013 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Atlanta History Center 2013 AIA Saint Louis Distinguished Award: Architecture | Adaptation: Make a House Intelligent 2013 National Trust for Historic Preservation: Honor Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 Preservation Pennsylvania: Initiative Award for Stewardship | Frick’s Lock Village 2013 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Frick’s Lock Village 2013 Architizer A+ Awards: Popular Choice Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 Architizer A+ Awards: People’s Choice Award (Library) | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 AIA Central States Merit Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Honor Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 Building Design & Construction: Reconstruction Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 Buildings Magazine ABBY: Building of the Year Award | Saint Louis Public Library 2013 West Chester Historic Preservation Awards: Bricks and Mortar Award | David Townsend House 2012 Preservation Pennsylvania: Construction Project Award | 511 West Miner Street 2012 West Chester Historic Preservation Awards: Bricks and Mortar Award | 511 West Miner Street 2011 American Association for State and Local History: Award of Merit | Read House Wilmington 2011 International Brunel Award for Railway Design | Wilmington Railroad Station 2011 West Chester Historic Preservation Awards: Bricks and Mortar Award | West Chester Public Library 2011 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Delaware Old Town Hall 2011 Finalist: Open National Design Competition, ‘Re-Shape History’ | Atlanta History Center 2011 AIA Saint Louis Design Honor Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Four Brothers and Sister Creek 2009 Newtown Borough Historical and Architectural Review Board: Preservation Award | Justices’ House 2008 AIA Saint Louis Design Merit Award: Unbuilt Architecture | Boston Center for the Arts 2008 Winner: Open National Design Competition, ‘Inside:Out, Weaving Arts Into the Urban Fabric’ | Boston Center for the Arts 2008 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Christ Church Philadelphia 2008 General Building Contractors Association: Best Preservation Project | Christ Church Philadelphia 2008 Preservation Pennsylvania: Historic Preservation Award | Christ Church Philadelphia 2007 Preservation Delaware: Preservation Award | Fenwick Island Lighthouse 2007 Preservation Delaware: Heritage Tourism Award | Abbott’s Mill 2006 Preservation Pennsylvania: Construction Project Award | West Chester Public Library 2006 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | West Chester Public Library 2005 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: Historic Preservation Award | Charlestown Woolen Mill 2005 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Chester County Courthouse 2004 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Sugartown Village 2004 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Thomas Mill 2003 Preservation Pennsylvania: Construction Project Award | John Bartram House 2003 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | West Chester Preservation and Design Guidelines 2003 Traditional Building Magazine: Palladio Award | Beechwood Estate 2002 AIA Pennsylvania: Merit Award | Beechwood Estate 2002 Philadelphia Design Excellence Competition: Public Choice Award | Beechwood Estate 2002 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Beechwood Estate 2002 Township of Lower Merion HARB: Preservation Award | Beechwood Estate 2001 Delaware County Heritage Commission: Preservation Award | Markham Train Station 2001 New Castle Historical Society: Restoration Award | Arsenal on the Green 1999 AIA Philadelphia: Design Excellence Award | Indian River Lifesaving Station 1998 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: Achievement Award | Addison Tollhouse 1997 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Grand Jury Award | Mercer Museum
Contacts
Primary Contact: 
Dale H. Frens, AIA
Principals: 
Anna B.F. Ives, AIA
Senior Associates: 
Carol J. Quigley, Assoc. AIA
Consultant: 
Dale H. Frens, AIA
Supplier: 
Dale H. Frens, AIA
Marketing: 
Dale H. Frens, AIA
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