Cooke Brown LLC
7 East Skippack Pike Suite 310
Broad Axe, PA 19002

Phone: 215.654.0105
Fax: 215.654.0122

contact@cookebrown.com

Associates:
David J. Brown, P.E.
Joseph W. Cooke, P.E.

Wednesday
Dec102014

Castor Place

Architect: JKR Partners

Developer: Kimco

Contractor: Kasco Construction

The original 1950’s store which has been modified and expanded several times over the years was updated to support new retail tenants. The three-story concrete was modified to allow for the installation of new escalators and elevator. New façade features and entry towers were created.

Wednesday
Dec102014

Memphis Flats

Architect: Wulff Architects

(from Wulff Architects' website)

Memphis Flats is a mixed-use condominium conversion of three existing textile buildings that have played a proud role in the history of Philadelphias Fishtown Community.  The complex was built by Philadelphia Phillies owner A.J. Reach between the late 19th and early 20th century and served as a sporting goods store and factory that was most noted for being the official manufacturer of the American Leagues baseballs from 1876 until 1934.  The property was subsequently used by Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company and Nabisco (from where it became affectionately known as the Popcorn Factory). Most recently owned by an automobile tire distributor, the buildings were left as an eyesore and the site a dangerous blight to the neighborhood.

With the support of the surrounding community and a vision for urban renewal, a local developer purchased the property, which was in conditions of varying degrees of deterioration.  During a two year renovation, the structures were documented and thoroughly rehabilitated from their foundations to their roofs.  These modifications emphasized a contemporary design, while preserving and highlighting the unique historical features of the original structures.  The adaptive reuse was completed in 2008 and now houses 72 loft-style dwelling units and an entire floor of commercial, retail, storage and common amenities. Along with the abundant site improvements, this building restoration has revitalized this city block to a proud, thriving and beautiful focal point for the emerging community. 

Wednesday
Dec102014

Diamond Green

Architect: Wulff Architects

Developer: Orens Brothers / Mosiac

The building consists of 88 apartment units and ground floor retail and is located in the Temple University area. The project utilizing two different pre-manufactured systems: precast concrete for the transfer level, and wood modular construction for the residential levels.

Wednesday
Dec102014

Shirt Corner

Architect: Coscia Moos

Developer: Alterra Property Group

Currently in construction, the building will consist of first floor retail and four upper levels with fifty-nine total apartment units. Portions of the project will be historical reconstructions of buildings which were demolished at the site. Portions of the existing basement and foundations will be re-used to minimize site disturbance and eliminate the need for on-site water management.

Below is a rendering of the finished product thanks to Coscia Moos

A recent photo of the ongoing construction also thanks to Coscia Moos

 

Friday
Oct282011

1619 Walnut Street


   

Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Wulff Architects

Owners: BPG Properties, Vesper Property Group

We provided emergency response services after a partial collapse of the existing stone façade, investigations of the collapse event, and structural engineering for new façade. Our investigative work led to a positive outcome for the owners’ insurance claim, and our innovative solutions make the new highly creative façade design possible.

"Cooke Brown added significant value to the project by developing practical solutions which were well designed and cost effective. I would highly recommend their services." -John Brogan, BPG Properties

Friday
Oct282011

Bayonne Nursing and Rehab Center

Architect: Brommer Architects

The new ten-story nursing and rehab center in Bayonne, New Jersey will be constructed next to the Bayonne Medical Center. Project includes parking levels, cantilevered air rights wing, reuse of salvaged foundations, and adaptive solutions to high water table. 

Friday
Oct282011

Multi-Family Housing

 

Architect: Minno & Wasko

Owner: Pulte Homes

A successful series of projects have been completed over recent years for Pulte Homes in Wellington, Massachussetts; South Natick, Massachussetts; Carmel, New York; Braintree, Massachussetts; and Reading, Massechussetts.

 We have been able to rapidly adapt the product to the market demands and field conditions of each new location, assisting Pulte Homes in maintaining its top position nationwide in customer satisfaction.

 

Friday
Oct282011

Studio Centre

Architect: Wulff Architects

Owner: Johnson & Markley Development Company

General Contractor: T.N. Ward

The Studio Centre Project, located in Norristown, Pennsylvania involves the adaptive reuse and expansion of 190,000 square foot existing retail building to 230,000 square foot mixed use office/retail. Vertical and horizontal expansion of existing parking garage. Project will be at least LEED Silver with goal of LEED Gold.