If you have driven by the Studer Community Institute in the last week, you may have noticed that exterior renovation is underway. The nearly 45-year-old building at the corner of Spring and Garden Streets, formerly known as the SunTrust Building, is getting a much-needed facelift.

“We began renovating the interior of the building in December, and now we are excited to see the exterior receive new life,” said Studer Properties President Andrew Rothfeder.

This first phase of the renovations will focus on updating and preparing the building for the more unique elements that will come in phase two. The current exterior work will include a full building sealcoating, power washing, roof upgrades, atrium skylight replacement, and new sealants for windows and building joints.

“We are eager to start adding the components to make this a home for civic engagement and community solutions.  However, our immediate goal is to modernize the structure and systems to make it a phenomenal, updated work environment for our current tenants, while restoring its originally-intended iconic nature,” said Rothfeder. “Once we have the foundation prepared, then we can start having fun.”

Some of those community spaces include yet-to-be-revealed unique elements that will make the Studer Community Institute the epicenter for civic engagement, adult education and community involvement.

The $4 million renovations will also include improvements to interior elements of the building like elevators, elevator lobbies on each floor, common area interiors, and the mechanical and electrical systems for the building. In addition, the heating and air conditioning system will be substantially upgraded with new systems. This first phase of this project is expected to be completed by next summer.

To learn more about our building and how to join our family of tenants, please contact Jason Scott at (215) 375-2489 or jscott@stirlingprop.com.