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Looking Back: Christ Church – Philadelphia, PA

Niki Ververelli - Thursday, May 08, 2014

Founded in 1695, Christ Church holds much in the way of historical significance in the City of Philadelphia and the United States of America. Walking through the beautiful structure and surrounding grounds, it is incredible to think of who also once worshiped there. The Christ Church website comprehensively reviews the history and significance, should you be interested: http://www.christchurchphila.org/Historic-Christ-Church/Church/Church-History-and-Those-Who-Attended/86/

DJVI provided full Professional Engineering Services for the historic preservation and infrastructure upgrades at Christ Church. These services were pivotal to the historic preservation of this great city landmark and included new fire protection and alarm systems, multi-building electric service, and replacement of existing electrical distribution equipment, and architectural lighting and controls. This was not done alone, but in partnership with the companies listed below – it’s great to be in such good company!

This project was quite the award winner…

  • Preservation Achievement Award, Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, 2011
  • Award for Excellence in Construction, General Building Contractors Association, Southeast Pennsylvania Chapter, 2010
  • 2008 Grand Jury Award honoring The Christ Church Preservation Trust: BEAM Illuminating Architecture, Ltd.; Frens and Frens, LLC; Keast & Hood Co.; Dimitri J. Ververelli, Inc.; and Haverstick Borthwick Company for ongoing best practices in preservation planning and property stewardship.
Many thanks to Oliver Sprinkler Company for sharing the fantastic photos of the systems in action on the steeple.