Projects

Historic Preservation Planning

Byberry Friends Meeting House Complex

Byberry, a very early Quaker Meeting, was established in 1683, and received the first acre of the current site as a gift in 1694. The…

St. James the Less

Working as a team, Kate Cowing Architect, LLC and Philip E. Scott Architect completed a condition assessment report for St. James the Less in Philadelphia….

Zion Baptist Church

Kate Cowing was first introduced to Zion Baptist Church through an initiative called Sacred Places/Civic Spaces. This initiative, by the Community Design Collaborative and Partners…

Restoration and Adaptive Reuse

Byberry Friends’ Meeting House Addition

Founded in 1683, the Byberry Friends’ Monthly Meeting (Quakers) have been worshipping at their current site since 1694. The current meeting house, constructed in 1808,…

Wissahickon Trails Headquarters

As part of a collaboration between Daedalus Design Build and Kate Cowing Architect, LLC, Kate was the lead designer for the adaptive reuse of this…

The pegasi on opening day of the 1876 Centennial World’s Fair.

Pegasus at Memorial Hall

While with Materials Conservation Co., Kate Cowing was the project manager for the conservation of the Pegasus Sculptures at Memorial Hall. The two colossal bronze…

Byberry Meeting Byberry Hall Phase One

Byberry Hall was constructed in 1846 by Robert Purvis and Harriet Purvis, a wealthy African American couple, who were leading abolitionists and promoters of women’s…

Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall

While with the firm of Kise Straw Kolodner (KSK), Kate Cowing was the lead conservator for the rehabilitation of Memorial Hall into the Please Touch…

Residential

Private Residence

This waterfront weekend house on the Chester River in Chestertown, MD was beloved by the family but it was very small. There were two bedrooms…

Private Residence c. 1955

The new owners of this 1950’s ranch house required upgrades for wheelchair accessibility. Although a single-story home, it consisted of narrow doors and halls, tight…

Private Residence c. 1895

A typical city rowhome, this house had been a rental unit for as long as anyone on the block could remember. The current owners purchased…

Private Residence c. 1855

The owners of this rowhouse lived next door. It was purchased as a rental unit and needed substantial renovations to be marketable. Although not part…

Private Residence, Philadelphia Rowhouse

When the owner purchased it in 2003, this rowhouse had not been upgraded since 1956. The kitchen floor was so deteriorated that the sheet vinyl…

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