After 6.5 years of preservation efforts, three re-use plans for the Villa Chapel were unveiled Sunday, November 6th at the Watson-Curtze Museum. View Channel 4’s coverage of the event.
During the afternoon presentation Preservation PA / National Trust representative Erin Hammerstedt spoke about the larger context of re-use efforts. Erie architect Jeff Kidder drew up the final drawings and delivered a presentation based on the ideas generated at the September charrette which included 20 community volunteers who worked under the guidance of four architects:
Dave Brennan, Director of Planning and Design, Economic Development Corporation
Jeff Kidder www.kidderwachter.com
Richard Olaya www.olayastudio.com
Ellis Schmidlapp www.ldaarchitects.com
The Villa Chapel Re-Use Report was initiated by the Erie Center for Design & Preservation’s Save the Villa Chapel Committee. The full report will be published later this month.