Project Name: Renovation of 30th Street Post Office
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Area: 928,000 GSF
Dates: Opened Fall 2011
Client: Brandywine Realty Trust
Tenant: General Services Administration
LEED: LEED NC 2.2 GOLD 2012 (40 pts)
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The revitalization of Philadelphia’s 30th Street historic Post Office into a LEED Gold Class A Office Building was a massive undertaking that took the hands and minds of many. In a key alliance between the University of Pennsylvania, Brandywine Realty Trust, the GSA, Keating Development and Construction, BCJ and Jacobs, this project brought nearly 5,000 workers to the heart of this regional transportation hub and sponsored the creation of Penn Park. At nearly a million square feet, rehabilitation of this impressive 1930s building was a vital piece of the major redevelopment now underway in University City.
As BCJ’s Project Manager for the tenant fit-out, Kelly’s role included overseeing the installation of over 500,000 SF of office space plus multiple classrooms, meeting and break rooms, a full time dining operation, a childcare care facility, as well as exterior play and dining areas. Kelly’s extensive sustainable expertise and excellent collaboration skills also served the project well as BCJ’s LEED coordinator on this very complex and important historic renovation. Leading the long list of sustainable initiatives was the introduction of a new a 200-foot-long by 4-stories deep light well through the center of the block wide building; providing the new tenants with a daylight filled workplace and views over the City that both humanize and invigorate the interiors.
Kelly Vresilovic completed this project while a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.