Historic Adaptive Reuse: The Union League


How do you adapt an iconic historic building to meet the owners’ evolving 21st century needs?

Associate Robert Graves tells how BLT Architects brought attention to detail and creative use of existing space to bear in transforming the dining experience at the Union League of Philadelphia. BLT Architects renovated the Marble Rooms and central corridor of the Union League of Philadelphia to support its membership expansion to 3,500 members, while upgrading the dining venue to be consistent with the standards of the premier city club. The program includes the north and south dining rooms, men’s and women’s bathrooms, full open kitchen and serving buffet, front library bar, and lounge corridor.