Margaret Esherick House Conservation wins Preservation Achievement Award
k YODER design and the team responsible for the conservation of Louis Kahn's Margaret Esherick House in Chestnut Hill were awarded one of 19 Grand Jury Awards at the 2016 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia's Preservation Achievement Awards held Wednesday, 8 June 2016 at the Union League of Philadelphia.
"On behalf of our exceptional clients and team, we are honored to receive recognition for the conservation of this important house," said kYd Principal Kevin Yoder, AIA, LEED AP. "We collaborated to ensure the home's livability, preserve its architectural integrity, and retain its sense of form and function. Our efforts contribute to ongoing stewardship of this important piece of midcentury architecture."
The project team included: homeowners Paul Savidge and Daniel Macey; k YODER design; Louise Cohen Interiors; Hansell Contractors, Inc.; Keast & Hood structural engineers; Materials Conservation Co.; William Whitaker and the University of Pennsylvania; Paul Eisenhauer and the Wharton Esherick Musuem; The Marble Restoration Company; AV Environments; Lafont Studio; and Jeffrey Totaro Architectural Photographer. Amanda Gibney Weko of AGW Communications wrote the award submission narrative.