The Fraternal Order of Police is a labor union that represents 14,000 active and retired officers of the Philadelphia Police and Sheriff department. In 2013 they decided it was time to find a larger and updated facility for their members. Luckily, they found an old 47,000 square foot IRS building in Northeast Philadelphia, and then called Gardner/Fox to convert the massive space into their beautiful new clubhouse!
After purchasing their new building Gardner/Fox went to work fitting out the 47,000 square foot clubhouse with all of the different amenities the FOP needed for their members. This included a banquet hall complete with coffer ceilings, custom crystal chandeliers, custom sconces, full-height aluminum window dress up, and interior columns with custom wood surrounds and molding! Attached to the hall is a commercial grade catering kitchen, where chefs provide food for events, plus the lounge and bar. The kitchen renovations included the installation of stainless steel exhaust hoods, new lighting, and fire suppression systems. The all-new lounge features a custom built bar and a drop ceiling with decorative panels to accent the lighting.
Outside, the building was completely redone with a new roof coping, aluminum windows, and a new façade featuring articulated EIFS coating, custom signage, and entry doors! Now the FOP has a shiny new facility to call home, with plenty of features to keep their members happy.