Temple Rodef Shalom
From feasibility study to punch list, Brawer & Hauptman was with us every step of the way as we completed a transformative renovation and addition to our synagogue. The B&H team showed an extraordinary ability to listen to our hopes and dreams (whether in leadership meetings or open congregational charettes), to distill them and to channel them into space that embodied what we expressed. With their guidance and presentations to the congregation, we were able to build plans that were uniformly praised for the way they respected our existing building while at the same time elegantly meeting the needs of a congregation that had grown significantly since our last renovation 20 years before. Although we had a reasonably good relationship with our general contractor, there were the inevitable disagreements and bumps in the road. It was invaluable to have B&H in our corner, guiding and supporting us in our interactions with the GC. Job well done.
Past President and Member of the Building Committee Leadership Team
"We want to thank you for a wonderfully successful charrette on Sunday! Throughout the event all of the members of the Building Committee received enthusiastic feedback about your team and the concepts that you presented, confirming the decision we made to bring you on as partners to lead us on this path to reenvision what [our Temple] can be! Mike and I continue to receive positive feedback in emails. Please share our gratitude to Scott and Christian for doing an excellent job."
Co-Chair, Building Committee
Orangetown Jewish Center
"Their attention to detail, budget concerns and overview of the project has been truly wonderful. We could not be happier. They are the most attentive group of people I have ever had the pleasure of working with…need I say more…We were fortunate enough to have found a truly sensational architectural firm that has been able to be sensitive to our growing needs and diverse requests. We have been working with them to create just the right environment so that we can bridge the old with the new. To sum it up…”THEY GET IT”…"
Chair, Building Committee
Congregation Or Ami
"When we selected Brawer & Hauptman as our architects, we did not know how lucky we were. The site was tight and very challenging. Their design was creative and their staff and service was outstanding. They created a plan that allowed the congregation to transition from a partially demolished old building into a new addition without missing a beat. Most of all, they approached every problem with quiet professional assurance. The new addition was occupied on schedule and completed within budget. Whenever we build again, we will call Brawer & Hauptman."
Co-Chair, Building Committee
Arch Street Presbyterian Church
"It is a pleasure to recommend Brawer Hauptman + Larkin! We contracted with BH+L as we began thinking about ways to restore our historic building and better serve our current neighbors. They met with us, listened to us, dreamed with us, and then led our community charrette. There, with their expert guidance, we engaged our congregants and community members in thoughtful discussions about the ways that our building might welcome new partners and new possibilities. They have helped us think creatively about how our building can reflect our mission every day of the week and not just on Sundays. They have been highly valuable partners for our visioning process and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them as we move into our future. We greatly appreciate and highly recommend them!”
CARLA JONES BROWN
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
"The sanctuary space feels great! Brawer & Hauptman has created an intimate, tasteful spiritual space that opens to nature, both inside and out...and also captures our congregation's modest personality and the historic barn we previously worshiped in, in the process. The full sanctuary windows afford a beautiful view of the wooded setting with sunlight streaming in. The lobby space and outside terrace work and flow well for the pre-function purposes we had planned on. CONGRATULATIONS to the Brawer & Hauptman team for an outstanding job."
Chair, Building Committee
Tiferet Bet Israel Congregation
"Brawer & Hauptman led a collaborative and inclusive process that ensured that all voices were heard and all options were explored. Their ability to listen, understand the issues and respond with creative solutions gave us the building expansion that met our present needs and those reasonably identified for the future. All of B&H's services were provided in a timely and professional manner, with sensitivity and artistic flair -- all within budget and on time. Synagogue projects are effectively undertaken by lay leaders, often by those not familiar with building process. Without exaggeration, without the assistance of B&H, this project would not have gotten off the ground."
Chair, Building Committee
Chisuk Emuna Congregation
"Each of you brought so much talent, so much professionalism, and so much heart to this project. I consider it a blessing to have worked with each of you, to have learned from each of you, to have spent time sharing ideas and conferring with you. People often tell me that it must have been so hard to be president during the past three years. "Not really." I say. "It was hard on my family but not so hard on me. I was lucky to have shared the experience with so many talented, dedicated and wonderful people. Of course, they think I am speaking only of the members of Chisuk Emuna. What they don't know is that I am also thinking of you."
"So six months out and we are still marveling at what we were able to do all together! The building is a wonder: as flexible, bright and beautiful as we dreamed it might be. Visitors' most typical comment always includes, "You people thought of everything!" Mahhhhvelous!...Little Chisuk Emuna is becoming the place to be for culture and learning. People love to come to us! You were the perfect team, and once again, I thank you for your patience and vision. We could not be happier."
Member, Building Committee
"It has been a few years since the completion of our synagogue. Naturally when we first moved in and were so excited about our new home, we expressed how happy we were with the work you had performed. Now that we have used all facets of the land and structure, I can say that you did a fantastic job. Having first hand knowledge of what we had envisioned, I have been able to see how things that we chose in theory actually operate in real life. I must say you were right on the mark in every case. We were so lucky to have such patient, dedicated, experienced, flexible and knowledgeable experts guiding us. Thank you for a job well done..."
Member, Building Committee
Esperanza Health Center
"From the very beginning of the project Brawer-Hauptman+Larkin displayed a remarkable level of creativity in their approach. They were able to preserve the building's historic elements while blending modern, functional design to our health center. Their ability to manage resources and provide advocacy during the construction phase, as well as delivering on-time and within budget ensured that Esperanza could continue serving our community without delay. Our patients and staff have all praised the thoughtful layout and design that caters to their needs, which is a testament to BHL's consumer-centric approach. We look forward to more collaborations in the future!"
Chief Operations Officer
Stephen Klein Wellness Center
"Project HOME loved working with Brawer & Hauptman on the Stephen Klein Wellness Center. They guided us through a design process that took into account the needs of our patients and staff, and delivered a beautiful state-of-the-art facility that is itself a source of healing for our patients -- from the tremendous amout of natural light throughout the building, to the choice of building materials, to the interior design. Our patients and staff love this new healthcare home in North Philly!"
MONICA MEDINA McCURDY
Vice President of Healthcare Services
Maria de los Santos Health Center
"Working with Brawer & Hauptman was a great experience. The input of our staff, combined with B&H's knowledge and experience with healthcare facilities resulted in a beautiful, user-friendly building that works for the staff and patients alike. The level of service and engagement was superb! It felt like a true team -- and that Brawer & Hauptman was in it with us."
President and CEO
Delaware Valley Community Health
Einstein Healthcare Network
"We have worked with Brawer & Hauptman on several projects at a number of locations. We have found them to be professional, creative and responsive. They are good listeners, and they work well with user groups and project committees. Scott Larkin and Stephanie Grannetino form a great team, always reliable, knowledgeable and fun to work with. I would recommend them without reservation and look forward to our continued work together. B&H always requested responsible fees and never asked for increases unless the owner changed scope. They were always timely with work product and often anticipated the needs of both the owner and contractor in the production of documents. B&H worked extremely well with users and was always able to provide creative problem solving and meet owner and user expectations."
"It has been great working with Scott and Stephanie over the past several years. You have made these projects flow easier than most and have always jumped to solve problems. You have always provided excellent customer service, which makes all the difference in my world. Best of luck in the future; I hope your relationship with Einstein continues to grow."
Assistant Vice President Facilities & Construction
Vybe Urgent Care
"Working with the team at B&H has been a true delight. They balance creativity, great listening skills, attention to detail and expenses with responsiveness and a tremendous focus on service. Whenever we hit a challenge, they always found a path to a solution. We are thrilled with our two new urgent care centers and look forwrad to planning and building several more with them as a key part of our team."
"I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how great it was working with your group on the NorthEast Treatment Center’s recovery program project. Your team’s commitment and timely response from the initial design to the punch list enabled us to provide the level of service we pride ourselves in being able to deliver to our clients. The owners are thrilled with the final results and we were able to come in significantly under their budget. I look forward to speaking with Scott soon about the next one."
Thank you all.
Vice President of Building & Construction Services
The Riff Group