Carpenters’ Hall - A 3D Model Gives a Wealth of Information

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Client:
The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia

testimonialAmerica’s oldest existing trade guild, The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia, completed construction of their meeting hall in 1774.  Carpenters’ Hall would host the First Continental Congress that year, and at various points throughout its history it would be home to Franklin's Library Company, The American Philosophical Society, and the First and Second Banks of the United States. Today Carpenters’ Hall is a part of Independence National Historical Park, and welcomes visitors from around the world, while still serving its original purpose of being the meeting place of the Carpenters' Company.

Over the years, many projects have served to both preserve and modernize the structure. Utilities have been updated, and structural reinforcement performed, but an accurate as-built documenting the structure was not readily available. That’s where Karins’ expertise and experience in 3D documentation was a real advantage. Our team was able to scan the entire building, inside and out, every floor, and every room, resulting in an accurate and detailed 3D model. This digital record allows the Carpenters' Company to have access to a wealth of information about their prized historic building, which would be difficult or impossible to acquire through any other means. This information is of immense value for the planning and implementation of future preservation efforts.

Upon completion of the work, members of Karins’ team were honored with the opportunity to make a presentation of the 3D model to The Carpenters' Company at their annual membership meeting.