Conference & Training Center
Children’s Literacy Initiative
CLI is an expanding non-profit organization that focuses on the issues of literacy in the Philadelphia area. Answering their need to broaden their reach, D+JA created a new conference and staff development center in an early 20th century Center City loft building. Providing an open plan multi-purpose room that creates a central organizing space, which takes advantage of the building's ample interior volume. Auxiliary rooms immediately adjacent to this space include a lecture hall, three seminar rooms, a trainer's preparation room, and serving kitchen. Generous transoms, sidelights, and interior door glazing pull daylight from the exterior window walls deep into the internal core and create visual links between the different activity areas.