Balancing Act

  • Ms. Alisa Pitt, a homeowner in North Central Philadelphia living with neurological damage that makes balancing very difficult.  Her life creates spontaneous challenges that her home was not equipped to deal with.  Her house lacked necessary safety and accessibility elements, and had become unsafe for Ms. Alisa and the small grandchildren that she babysits.
  • Existing Condition
  • Our team’s goal was to design and build handrails for the first and second-floor staircases, and to replace an unsafe stair banister on the third floor, which lacked the strength to support human weight.
  • Preliminary Sketches
  • Preliminary Sketches
  • Handrail & Banister
  • Final Installation
  • Final Installation