Archer & Buchanan Wins
West Chester, Pa.-based Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., has won a Preservation Award from the Delaware County (Pa.) Heritage Commission for the conversion of an 1898 stable in Wayne, Pa., into a private residence. The Heritage Commission praised the “wonderful detail and craftsmanship … [in] maintaining the integrity of the historic structure.”
Peter Archer, AIA, principal of the firm, accepted the award at a ceremony on May 6. “We are grateful to have been able to give new life to this extraordinary building,” he said. “It is not often one comes across an incredible piece of architecture and a client who shares an appreciation for its history.”
Originally designed by celebrated Art & Crafts architect William L. Price, the Tudor stable was part of the Allen H. Reed Estate in Radnor Township, Pa. With great attention to detail and respect for the original design, Archer & Buchanan completely restored and renovated the structure into a four-bedroom and three-and-a-half bath residence.
The Heritage Commission and the Delaware County Council have been presenting Preservation Awards since 1978 to highlight National Preservation Mont. The Commission recognizes outstanding contributions to the region in the following categories: Construction, Publications, Special Projects, and Outstanding Individual.