ACH Clear Pathways Renovation and Addition to the Kaufmann Center

Owner’s Representative & Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Grant Administrator  | Hill District | $2m including $1.5m Pennsylvania RACP Grant

Project role generously supported by The Heinz Endowments


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ACH Clear Pathways provides rich visual and performing arts experiences to youth and families in the community. Founded by Tyian Battle, the organization honors the memory of her son Amon C. Harris, who passed away from a congenital heart defect in 2009 at the age of 7.

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"Tyian is a glorious force of nature and ACH Clear Pathways is all that is good with grassroots non-profits. We immediately connected over wanting to turn loss into a legacy of love."

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The structure is likely the most recognizable building in the Hill District. It was built in 1911 as the Irene Kaufmann Settlement House and has been a community asset ever since. The renovation accommodates additional classrooms, an art studio, digital lab, future recording studio, administration offices, and a multipurpose room to be able to support events in the Elsie H. Hillman auditorium.

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"Their mission, led by Tyian’s unwavering faith, brings creative arts programming to this extraordinary historical building. As an architect and art nerd for life, this project brings together so many of my passions."

Learn more by watching the ground breaking for this project and hear from the founder, organization and project leadership.

Rendering provided by: R3A ARCHITECTURE

See their dreams for the future; their mission in action.