Project Type: Adaptive reuse – interior renovations and systems improvements
Location: Southampton, Bucks County, PA
Area: 19,260 sq. ft.
Occupancy Year: Ongoing
AIA architect and Lighthouse founder Peter J. Porretta has led the Philadelphia architecture firm’s team in the planning and ongoing implementation of the multi-year, phased adaptive reuse of the vacated skilled nursing facility that is attached to the high school facility, furthering the school’s academic mission.
Beginning in 2006, Lighthouse has implemented the high school’s long-term plan, converting the former skilled nursing facility into educational space floor by floor. The work has included architecture, interior design and new building systems engineering.
Facility Manager – Villa Joseph Marie High School
Working with Peter Porretta and his team was a good experience. He is knowledgeable of our building’s structure and understands how a school runs. That worked to our benefit.
Because we can only build in the summer, Pete put everything together well. He got us through a strict approval process and we were able to start on time.
Our project ran smoothly, with Peter handling any issues that came up. He has since helped us through three projects.
The work that Peter has done for us has been extraordinary.