Philadelphia Architect Volunteers for Katrina Assessment Project


Philadelphia, PA (September, 2006) PRWEB - David Brawer, partner, Brawer & Hauptman Architects, has volunteered for the Preservation in Residence program to help New Orleans residents displaced by Katrina to return to their homes. The Preservation Resources Center of New Orleans in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation has established the Preservationist in Residency program.

The program provides homeowners with guidance and a preliminary assessment of the damage to their homes. A detailed property condition assessment is provided to the homeowner explaining in laymen's terms the condition of the property. The program began in August. Each week a team of four volunteers from throughout the country are volunteering four days of their time to help in this initiative. Brawer is scheduled in New Orleans in October.

"One of our firm's key initiatives is to give back to the community by being involved in activities that promote social and environmental responsibility. I feel privileged to be able to participate in this program," says Brawer.

Brawer & Hauptman Architects is an architecture, planning and interior design firm located in Philadelphia. Since 1986 the 15-person firm has worked on a wide range of projects for a diverse group of institutional, commercial, civic and private clients.

The firm's specialty is working with non-profit institutions. These include:

Churches & Synagogues
Hospitals & Clinics
& Universities
Community Outreach Organizations

For additional information on this program and Brawer & Hauptman's involvement, please contact Michael Hauptman, partner, Brawer and Hauptman Architects, at (215) 829-0084.

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