The Greater Lehigh Valley has seen a strong upswing in construction projects the past few years, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
Downtown Allentown is booming with new office, residential and commercial buildings and more going up.
To the north in Monroe County, a large hospital is being built and will give St. Luke’s University Health Network a strong footprint in a big market.
Soon to begin construction is The Waterfront development along the Lehigh River in Allentown.
Behind the face of any construction project is a team of architects that works tirelessly to deliver top designs and collaborate with construction managers.
A major player in the architectural scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley is Spillman Farmer Architects of Bethlehem. Here to answer this week’s “Behind the List” questions is Daniel Harrigan, president of Spillman Farmer.
Lehigh Valley Business: How long has Spillman Farmer Architects been operating in the region and what are its primary services?
Daniel Harrigan: Spillman Farmer Architects was founded in 1927 by two former Bethlehem Steel employees: Curtis Lovelace and Otto Spillman. They got their start designing homes for the wealthy beneficiaries of Bethlehem’s booming steel economy.
Over the last 88 years, the Lehigh Valley’s economy has seen some significant shifts; in response, our firm has expanded our services and markets served.
Today, we are an interdisciplinary design firm with a passion for expressive materials, innovative solutions, user experience and placemaking. Our services include architecture, master planning, interior design and sustainable design.