Known as “The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia,” Taller is a community-based multidisciplinary arts organization founded in 1974 whose work bridges European, African, Caribbean, and Latino societies and cultures.
After outgrowing their two original buildings, Taller commissioned a new $11.5 million one-story facility located on a 2.25-acre lot. The new El Corazón Cultural Center will more than double the number of children and youth the organization is able to serve on site. The building will house a 220-seat multi-use space, classrooms, offices, art gallery, gift shop, central terrace, full-service catering kitchen, cafe, retail, and business incubator space. There will also be parking for 80 cars.
BBA is providing MEP engineering for the project, which has already been recognized with a design award.