“I can say without reservation that we would hire Metcalfe again in the future.” - Jacqueline Genovesi, Sr. Director of Education, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University



“Alan and his firm are exceptional in the field of design. He has worked with me on numerous projects in both my profession and my volunteer capacity. Every project has been perfect!"

—Frank Aloise, CFO, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy


“Metcalfe’s work is stunning... we are thrilled with the work you did for us.”

—Helen Eaton, CEO, Settlement Music School


“I have worked with many firms over the years, and often I feel like I get a cookie-cutter result. Not with Metcalfe. They have my complete and unalloyed recommendation. I strongly suspect we will be working with Metcalfe for years to come.”

—Tom Wilschutz, Head of School, Solebury School


“Metcalfe is a national treasure!”

—Kristina P. Littell, CEO, Wissahickon Charter School


“Their insightful questions helped the team realize our dreams for the site. Metcalfe absorbed our vision and created a solution that took our institution to the next level in terms of design and measurable performance.” 

—Macauley (Mike) Whiting, President Emeritus, The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation


“The gallery captures the exuberance with which the U.S. trumpeted its industrial progress.”

—The Wall Street Journal about the National Museum of Industrial History's permanent collection galleries


“Thank you for the amazing work from you and your team on this exhibition… You have set the bar very high for all future exhibitions."

—Cathy Crane Frankel, Vice President for Exhibitions and Collections, National Building Museum


“Metcalfe’s creativity, playfulness, and excitement...is wonderful. It is clear that this individual interaction is part of the firm’s philosophy — not just another part of the job.” 

—Rabbi Isaac Saposnik, Executive Director, Camp Havaya / Eco-Village


“[Out on a Limb] ...surpasses [our] educational and experiential aspirations...and does so in an original, creative, engaging and totally thrilling manner.” 

- David Hollenberg, University Architect, University of Pennsylvania


“Working with Metcalfe on the Lovett Library Park project was one of the best decisions we made at Mt. Airy CDC. Unlike some other firms we tried working with, Metcalfe got it when we said we wanted a design for the park that was going to be responsive to community use…It's hard to think we could have found a better design partner for a project that truly required adaptive space planning and not a static prepackaged set of "build it and they will come" solutions.”

—Brad Copeland, Executive Director, Mt. Airy Community Development Corporation  


“Our new Proscenium Theatre was expertly designed by Philadelphia architect, Christopher Kircher of Metcalfe Architecture & Design. It’s ideally configured for staging a play like Thew Chinese Lady and enables us to fulfill InterAct’s artistic mission.”

—Seth Rozin, Producing Artistic Director, InterAct Theatre Company


“Fabulous, even better real than imagined.”

—Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director, PhillyCAM 


“Our first branch is a bright, modern, and colorful space that reflects Metcalfe’s understanding of retail design, and better yet, boldly projects the culture and personality of our business.”

—Jay Goldstein, President, Valley Green Bank


“It was refreshing to work with Metcalfe. Their enthusiasm and focus on the user experience were instrumental in building a space that supports the complex function of our client's program and inspires the people who use the facility every day.” 

—Christopher Strom, Principal, Corona Real Estate Partners (Elwyn Huntingdon Project)


“I believe Metcalfe had a significant role in Autumn Run’s ultimate 28% increase in occupancy and 20% improvement in gross revenue.”

—Michael Cohen, President, Rodman Properties


“Dropping you a note to tell you how much we are enjoying our house. Thank you for helping us create a very special place that we enjoy every day."

—David Seidenberg


"Not many people get to live in their dream house, but thanks to Metcalfe, I do."

—Amy Cohen

Featured Press



IIDA Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware Chapter Best of Healthcare (under 50,000 SF) Design Award

Interior Design's Best of Year, Finalist, Healthcare

Healthcare Design Magazine, Silver Award Winner, Remodel/Renovation Competition

LUXLife Magazine, Most Innovative Architecture & Design Practice 2021, Pennsylvania


ABC Keystone (Associated Builders & Contractors) Award of Excellence

​​​​​​​Finalist, 2020 Architizer A+Awards, Landscape & Planning, Public Parks

IIDA Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware Chapter Best of Healthcare (under 50,000 SF) Design Award

S.K. Steven's Award (PA Museums) - Revolution Place Discovery Center, The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

IIDA Healthcare Design Award, Best of Pediatric Hospital Design

American Architecture Award (The European Centre & The Chicago Athenaeum)

Build Magazine Design & Build Awards, Leaders in Architecture & Design, Pennsylvania


Society of American Registered Architects National Design Award of Merit

American Institute of Architects, Tri-State Design Award for Architectural Excellence, Bronze

American Association for State and Local History, Award of Excellence

Pennsylvania Museum’s Institutional Achievement Award


Society of American Registered Architects PA Design Award of Excellence


Society of American Registered Architects National Design Award of Excellence

American Association of Museums, Excellence in Exhibition Design Award


City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and the Community Design Collaborative Storefront Challenge, Best Overall Design


HGTV Fresh Faces of Design

IES Philadelphia Section Philament Award with BEAM, ltd.

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, “Buildy” Award


City of Philadelphia Commerce Department and the Community Design Collaborative Storefront Challenge, Best Overall Design


PA Brownfields Conference, Extreme Makeover Award


International Galvanizing Awards, Paris, France, Highly Commended Project

PA Society of American Registered Architects, Design Award of Merit


Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Award for Best “Kids’ Party Venue”

American Association of Museums, Excellence in Exhibition Design Award

AIA Pennsylvania, Architectural Excellence Award

International “Making Cities Livable Green Places” Award

AIA Philadelphia Awards for Design Excellence, Gold Medal Award

American Galvanizers Association, Hot-Dip Galvanizing Excellence Award


Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Grand Jury Winner

PA Society of Registered Architects, Design Award of Honor

Associated Builders and Contractors, Southeast PA, Merit Construction Award of Excellence for Best Unique Construction Project


Mid-Atlantic Construction Magazine Best of 2008 — Small Projects Winner

Industrial Perforators Association Design Contest, Honorable Mention


Metal Architecture Design Awards, Renovations Winner

American Association of Museums MUSE Awards, Honorable Mention

American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase Competition, “Outstanding Design”

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Award of Recognition