Chestnut Hill Academy

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Architect: Bower Lewis Thrower Architects

O'Donnell & Naccarato provided structural engineering services for Chestnut Hill Academy's 1-story, 5,000 SF dining hall addition. Chestnut Hill's campus was once a luxurious Victorian hotel, and the renovated dining hall building formerly housed the hotel's indoor swimming pool. The new structure includes a large dining area, a 2,800 SF kitchen, a 14,900 SF gymnasium, and a partial basement for mechanical equipment. During renovation the existing building's end walls were significantly modified with large openings to accommodate the addition.