Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Building is Back!

Lawrence Street.  4 units.  Sam and Jose worked on this one. It's all done.

North 5th Street.  22 units. Should be done in a few months.

1247 Crease Street. Greg and Jose worked on this bad boy.  7 houses. Should be done in 6 months.

Manayunk Hills.  12 units, Jason and Steve slam dunked this one. Maybe 3 months out.
Manayunk Hills.  Getting there. 

we've done a lot right? This one is at 8th and Christian. All done. 18 units.

Queens Walk.  16 units. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it's pretty nice inside.

More Queens Walk in Queens Village.
This one is the latest.  412 N. Front Street.  32 units.  Should be done in a few months.
 Building is Back.  Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  We've been cranking out townhouses this past year like it's our job.  Mostly because it IS our job. Jose and his crew have been hard at work developing a ton of new housing stock in the Northern Liberties and Fishtown areas of the city.  We've got a few in the pipeline and a few in various stages of construction.  Check'em out

Monday, November 5, 2012

Spooktacular 2012

Batman eagerly awaits his guests, atop his pumpkin castle.
Nichole here!  A few weeks ago Katie and I participated in the 2012 Spooktacular charette.  We volunteered at the wee hours on a Saturday morning to create props for a Halloween "street-scape" for young children.  The Spooktacular charette gets volunteers from firms and local universities and pairs them with CHAD students to create these props for the young children at the Children's Crisis Center in Philadelphia.  The props get used to create a safe Halloween environment for the kids to treat-or-treat in.

Katie, busy making magic!

We put our heads together and came up with a very detailed scheme for our boards.  We created a spooky night scene background with a winding path that lead to a pumpkin castle.  We even added some marvel super heroes to our design, including Batman, Iron-man, and the Incredible Hulk.  All of the materials were donated wall coverings, upholstery samples, etc. from local firms.  At the end of the charette, our boards were a colorful collage of patch work backgrounds, trick-or-treating super heroes, and towering pumpkins.

Presenting our final boards with our CHAD students.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jose has a baby!

We've been missing Jose in the office for a few days, but he's been popping in here and there.  So, we're a little late on this one, but Jose and his wife Amy are the proud parents of Garrett Jose Hernandez.  Garrett was born on October 16th weighing in at 5lbs 10oz and he was a foot and a half long! Jose has vowed to the office not to alter his happy hour schedule now that he has a baby, and he now plans on using his Union season tickets instead of always trying to give them away!

Pumpkin Carving!

Jen and Kathleen hate keeping their eyes open

Greg hates people sneaking up on him

Dee Dee making a Keurig pumpkin

Rick and Jason...Jason likes the Yankees

Farinella and Laura making a ninja pumpkin
Steve and Laurens JKR ghost

Jon and Bobs macabre pumpkin

Natalya and Marissa's winner!
It wouldn't officially be Halloween without a JKR Partners pumpkin carving contest; and with Halloween being a moving target this year, we felt we could post our pictures from last Friday today!