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FIRM PROFILE

VISION:

When you design a building that supports people's fundamental aspirations for well-being and self-expression, you are in the realm of architecture as an art.  In our office, we try hard to keep the "why" of architecture in mind as we work on the "how" in order to design buildings that make an emotional connection with their inhabitants as a home on earth.
 

SERVICES
Pre-design
:  site selection, programming, master planning, feasibility studies, measured drawings, existing conditions analysis.  Design:  architecture, sustainability, interiors, furniture, signage, site-work.  Fundraising:  renderings, models, brochures, multi-media.
 

TOM PURDY
loves the physicality of architecture and relishes finding conceptual relationships between the whole and the details.  He joined POA in 1997 after working in the office of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates as a manager of complex building projects for library, museum, and university clients.
 

LINDA O'GWYNN
is drawn to the planning aspect of architecture and focuses on the fit between program and the character of space.  She founded the practice in 1994 with an emphasis on residential design and community planning after several years in partnership with Philadelphia architect David C.S. Polk.