Cliveden of the National Trust is an eighteenth-century historic house and the site of the 1777 Battle of Germantown. A National Historic Landmark, the site includes two historic properties on over five acres of green space in Philadelphia's Historic Germantown. Cliveden preserves and interprets over 200 years of American history through the lives of the Chew Family and their staff, both enslaved and in service, and it offers programming for children and adults to connect the past and the present.
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.