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Lehigh Valley Project Portfolio

Watkins Architect is an architecture business providing affordable and professional designs and rennovations for breweries, wineries, car dealerships, community parks, libraries, corporate branding, commercial buildings, schools, industrial buildings, churches, and residential homes in Oley, Fleetwood, Leesport, Reading, Allentown, and more of Berks County and the Lehigh Valley PA.Watkins Architect is a local architecture firm that also works throughout the Lehigh Valley area to provide high quality services for clients. We focus on developing client relationships and offering our full range of architectural services, including achieving energy efficient and eco-friendly buildings.

Throughout our years of being in business, we have worked with many businesses and individuals throughout the Allentown, PA area. Our architectural services are very versatile and we have experience in designing schools, restaurants, commercial buildings, hospitals, assisted living, and tenant fit-outs, just to name a few.

Curious what we designed around the Lehigh Valley area? Check out a few of our featured projects below.


  • Watkins Architect provided architectural services for for the Glasbern Inn and the addition of their event space in Allentown PA.

Glasloft at the Glasbern Inn

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Located in Fogelsville, PA., we provided architectural services for the Glasbern Inn, a quintessential historic country hotel located in the Lehigh Valley, for their newest event space, called Glasloft. The Glasloft is a 2,500 square foot dining expansion. It was designed to maximize the views of the pristine pond and stunning hillside.

Interested in finding out what other restaurants we provided architectural services for? Check out our restaurant portfolio page.

New Tripoli Fire Company

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Located in New Tripoli, PA., we handled the planning and design for a new 2-story, 10,770 SF fire station in the Lehigh Valley. This unique design involved demolishing the existing outdated fire station addition connected to the original brick school/converted banquet hall and constructing a new modern fire station addition. The new 7,790 SF first floor design provides six engine room bays, four of which have high ceilings for tilt cab maintenance, along with gear, SCBA and engineer’s rooms. The new 2,980 SF second floor provides space for future storage and growth.

Interested in finding out what other fire companies we provided architectural services for? Check out our Municipality & Government portfolio page.

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Haven House

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Located in Allentown, PA., Watkins Architect handled the planning, designing and construction observation for the renovation of an existing building, built in 1947 and located in downtown Allentown, for the relocation of Haven House’s Outpatient and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Clinic. The project scope included a total gut and renovation of 75% of the building and minor cosmetic upgrades to the other 25% of the facility. New spaces created include waiting, reception, offices, files/copy room, classrooms, computer lab, arts & crafts room, cafeteria, commercial kitchen, conference room, restrooms, support spaces and a location for a future thrift shop.

As part of the renovation, all plumbing, and electrical systems were upgraded and the existing HVAC system was modified to meet the needs of Haven House. The project was made possible in part by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant.

Parking Lot Renovations – Design to transform a standard city parking lot into a green space parking lot for a mental/behavioral health facility. The green space design is intended to assist the staff as a clinical therapy tool and includes a colored concrete walking path, architectural fence, outdoor patio, open pavilion, storage shed, garden area and new landscaping.

Interested in finding out what other medical buildings we provided architectural services for? Check out our Institutional, Assisted Living & Medical portfolio page.

Lehigh Hills Strip Mall

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Located in the Lehigh Valley area, we designed a new 9,400 SF strip mall, consisting of a 7-unit and a 5-unit building, in Fogelsville, PA. They were designed to be cohesive with the other anchor building on the site.

Interested in finding out what commercial properties we provided architectural services for? Check out our commercial portfolio page.

  • Watkins Architect provided design services for Whitehall doors.

Whitehall Door

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Watkins Architect provided design services to develop a new 12,000 s.f. 2-story building for Whitehall Door that includes a retail/ sales area, business office and high-bay warehouse.

Interested in finding out what commercial properties we provided architectural services for? Check out our commercial portfolio page.

  • Watkins Architect is an architecture business providing affordable and professional designs and rennovations for breweries, wineries, car dealerships, community parks, libraries, corporate branding, commercial buildings, schools, industrial buildings, churches, and residential homes in Oley, Fleetwood, Leesport, Reading, Allentown, and more of Berks County and the Lehigh Valley PA.

Gosh Orthodontics

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Located in Allentown, PA., we handled the designing of a new two-story, 6,600 SF orthodontic office building. Spaces include a two-story clerestory waiting room, seven-chair patient area, play area, lab rooms, pan/ceph machine room, consultation rooms, offices and a conference room.

Interested in finding out what other medical buildings we provided architectural services for? Check out our Institutional, Assisted Living & Medical portfolio page.

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Phoebe – Allentown, PA

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Watkins Architect has provided architectural services for a variety of Phoebe’s projects. Below is a list of the projects we completed in the Lehigh Valley.

  • Chapel Ramp – Addition of a new ramp to provide access to the existing stage.
  • East Wing & Miller Kitchens – Interior renovations to create a kitchen and update an existing kitchen.
  • East Wing Basement Service Entrance – Interior renovations to create a new service entrance
  • Exterior Ramp – exterior renovations to create a new exterior ramp/entrance
  • Miller Building Third Floor Terrace – Renovations to upgrade existing terrace.
  • New linen storage room – interior renovations to create a new linen storage room
  • Trexler Wing – Front Porch & Balconies – Renovations to upgrade/update existing balconies.
  • Trexler Wing – Rear Dock Extension – New loading dock.

Interested in finding out what other medical buildings we provided architectural services for? Check out our Institutional, Assisted Living & Medical portfolio page.

Madeline’s Restaurant

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Design of the proposed new three-story restaurant with second floor banquet rooms, cigar lounge, outdoor patios, beer and wine store and associated spaces, located in the Lehigh Valley area.

Interested in finding out what other restaurants we provided architectural services for? Check out our restaurant portfolio page.

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI)

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Located in Schnecksville, PA., we provided a variety of services to LCTI. List below:

LCTI Welding Lab Addition – Designed a new 11,900 SF addition for the technical school’s welding lab program, including a large classroom, student lockers and toilet rooms, 40 welding booths, a grinding room and a teacher’s lab. The addition is designed to be a focal point near the campus entry, using metals as the aesthetic design element.

LCTI Diesel Lab Addition – Designed the 4,800 SF addition, including two classrooms, bathrooms, lounge, offices and two educational tear-down rooms for transmissions and engines.

LCTI Transportation Center – We designed the 4,600 SF addition to the existing Lehigh Valley PA technical school including a two-bay educational garage, bathrooms, two classrooms and a climate-controlled truck driving simulator room.

Interested in finding out what other educational projects we provided architectural services for? Check out our educational portfolio page.

EBC Printing

Located in Trexlertown, PA., Watkins Architect provided architectural services for EBC Printing They were in need of both interior and exterior renovations to their current building to create a new office and printshop.

Interested in finding out what commercial properties we provided architectural services for? Check out our commercial portfolio page.

Murphy Jewelers

Located in Whitehall, PA, we provided tenant fit-out architectural services for their newest 5,000 SF jewelry store in the Lehigh Valley Mall, which included the new façade for the jewelry store.

Interested in finding out where else we provided our tenant fit-out services? Check out our tenant fit-out portfolio page.

Muhlenberg College

Located in Allentown, PA., we provided architectural services for interior renovations to both their Newman Center and Multicultural Center.

Interested in finding out what other educational projects we provided architectural services for? Check out our educational portfolio page.

If you’re located in the Lehigh Valley area and would like to work with us, be sure to reach out. We look forward to working with you on your upcoming project.