Adaptive Re-Use of Upsala

Cliveden of the National Trust



Photo courtesy of Cliveden of the National Trust.

This project allowed Cliveden to adaptively re-use Upsala (a historic home on the site of Cliveden) for office space and community programming. The renovated building is used as a center for community revitalization, including neighborhood safety meetings, a teen writers' workshop, and a resource center for the area's many historic houses. The work on the building included construction of an accessible entrance and restroom, and installation of new mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The work also allowed Cliveden to remove some office space, leading to more effective preservation of the National Historic Landmark building, the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown.