Connelly House is an innovative and award-winning joint venture between two Philadelphia non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless and low- and moderate-income residents. Working with St. John the Evangelist Church, Project H.O.M.E. and The Bethesda Project developed an eight-story, multi-use building that provides 79 units of affordable, supportive housing for formerly homeless adults.
In addition to shared communal spaces, Connelly House features 24 single-occupancy units, 55 efficiency apartments, computer lab, exercise room, tenant storage, laundry room, two terraces, and a green roof.
The project team, incuding BBA, embedded green design features into the fabric of the building whenever possible in order to maximize energy and resource conservation. Connelly House is the first LEED Gold certified supportive housing facility in Philadelphia.