C O M M E R C I A L   P R O J E C T S

John Stuckey Ford, Inc.
Additions & Alterations

Route 271 and PA Turnpike
Donegal, Pennsylvania

Contemporary large gas station with multiple food service vendor facility. Strong colors, shiny surfaces, affective interior design and curb appeal desired was achieved.

John Stuckey Ford, Inc.
Additions & Alterations

Route 22 West, Ft. Fetter Place
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Multiple projects by Frank Dachille Architects over many years have maintained a "state of the art" sales and service facility for this family-owned "Ford Store". Truck repair shop additions, business office improvements, showroom renovations, shop addition, and auto parts and service facility alterations are indicative of John Stuckey Ford's commitment to customer service and satisfaction. A thoroughly modern paint shop addition and an exterior refurbishment with a unifying marquee have enhanced this service-oriented business now led by John Stuckey.

Highland Mutual Insurance
Additions & Alterations

426 Main Street
Berlin, Pennsylvania

Using an existing featureless residential building and adding a large wing and entrance portico opening onto a newly acquired side lawn, this project transformed the building into a statement of the company's conservative, sound, and frugal policies. Private offices, open-staff work areas, computer space, and storage areas were planned within the project's 2,784 square feet of space.

Contractor: Bill Good Contractors

Automated Office Systems
Commercial Office Building

Budfield Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

The owner's program included office space, a classroom, a computer repair area, a sales area, and an expansion area.Working with the owner's contractor, FDA provided the design for a minimum cost facility taking advantage of the sloped site, allowing entrances to be developed on both levels for a total project size of 5,040 square feet. Simplicity and the use of economical materials were key to this project.

Contractor: Wilcon, Inc.

New Branch Office for Laurel Bank
& Office Complex for Willard Stuckey

Route 22 West
Duncansville, Pennsylvania

The renovation of this former Howard Johnson Restaurant into a bank and office complex proved to be very advantageous for both tenants. Desiring only limited area but a good location, the sharing of this building called for individuality while still maintaining an image of unity within an existing building size of 3,840 square feet.

Skillful management of space and individual requirements resulted in satisfaction and efficient application of personnel movement for both occupants.

Contractor: Hench Bros., Inc.

Penn Furniture
Altoona Store Location

Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, Pennsylvania

The Owner acquired a defunct grocery store building which was inadequate in size and appearance, and was generally run down. The design solution included the addition of 10,000 square feet at the front of the building creating a dramatic skylighted entry, and a fully developed dock at the rear. The roofing of the existing building was removed and upgraded. A single-ply membrane roof was installed overall. The HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems were renovated and supplemented as required to render this building into a completely new facility for a total project size of 35,000 square feet.

General & Plumbing Contractor: Hughes-Crawford Company
HVAC Contractor: George Schultz & Som
Electrical Contractor: Cambria Electrical Services
Signage Contractor: Altoona Neon & Sign Service

Reese Electric
Alterations to Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Station

Short & Matthew Streets
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

The owner's program for revitalizing a deteriorating Victorian Era freight station into a modern electrical retail and wholesale business provided the framework for this project. The refurbishment of significant architectural features and installation of new elements such as show windows, signage, interior finishes and, of course, lighting were completed. The building spaces include a retail showroom, wholesale sales area, warehousing space, and a company business office for a total project size of 8,400 square feet. Landscaping of the limited site area was important to the success of this project.

Contractor: The Construction Group

Richland Camera Shop

Richland Mall
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Durable aluminum shapes, metallic laminated plastic, vinyl wall covering and glass highlight the exterior facade of this camera shop situated within a busy shopping center. This design has an integrated interior and exterior which uses forms, shapes, and materials to suggest photographic equipment. The interior features a balcony for office and storage use, dramatically sloped ceilings and colors coordinated with the Kodak product packaging.

Richland Camera Shop

Richland Mall
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

United States National Bank
Drive-in Banking Facility and Customer Parking

Franklin and Lincoln Streets
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

This project provides downtown Johnstown with two new 24-hour drive-through ATMs (227 square feet) with an after-hour depository, a walk-up teller window, and a new rear lobby entrance from the fully landscaped parking area, which includes a 120 square foot guard house and a 242 square foot storage building. The motif for this project was coordinated with the overall city planning, and also reflects the building materials of the existing bank's office building.

General Contractor: Berkebile Brotheres, Inc.
Electrical Contractor: Robert K. Orris

United States National Bank
Trust Department 10th & 11th Floor Renovations


Main and Franklin Streets
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 15901


This 9,500 square foot project included the total renovation of two floors of a 1920's building and required complete replacement of all building systems included HVAC, electrical, plumbing, windows and interior finishes. The design features a combination of open plan office spaces and individual executive offices developed around an open stair to provide staff communication and visual connection between the two floors.


General Contractor:    William C. Murray Company

Electrical Contractor:    Yoder Electric, Inc.

Interior Furnishings:    Keystate/Steelcase

Additional Commercial Project experience includes:

The American Outfitters
Retail Stores
  • Viewmont Mall
    Scranton, Pennsylvania

  • Washington Crown Center Mall
    Washington, Pennsylvania

  • West Manchester Mall
    York, Pennsylvania
Ashbridge Oil Co., Inc.
  • New BP/Robyn's Store - Donegal

  • Town Hill Four Seasons Restaurant Renovations
Thomas Chapple
  • New Era Building Design
Copper Beech Townhomes
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania Townhomes
  • Northbrook Greens Townhomes
  • Oak Hill Townhomes
  • Purdue Townhomes
  • Radford, VA Townhomes
Cove S.T.O.R.E.
  • Renovations for Tenant Spaces
Crown American Corporation
  • New Lobby to Fairfield Holiday Inn
Federal Savings Bank
H.F. Lenz Co.
  • Major Renovations for Pittsburgh Bank Building
Hoffman Funeral Home
  • New Funeral Home
Laurel Bank
  • Commercial Lending Department Renovations

  • Consumer Loan Department Renovations
Lincoln Supply and Equipment
Major Builders, Inc.
  • University Park Retail Space Addition
MountainTop Technologies, Inc.
  • Interior Space Plannning
Rizzo's Restaurant
  • Addition and Renovations
Sherer Oil Company
  • Convenience Store - Ligonier

  • One-Story Attendant Building - Connellsville

  • One-Story Attendant Building - Ebensburg

  • Station - Blairsville

  • Station - Broad Street, Johnstown

  • Station - Nanty Glo

  • Station - Windber

  • Station & Convenience Store, Elton Road, Johnstown

  • Station & Convenience Store, Route 53, Johnstown

  • Station & Convenience Store - Vinco

  • Three Canopies - North Versailles
Stelco Electric
  • Office Building
Three Rivers Bank
  • ATM Installation

  • Franklin Mall Renovation

  • Interior Design
United States National Bank
(U.S. Bank)
  • 4th and 5th Floor Renovations

  • 9th Floor Renovations

  • ADA Alterations

  • Computer Room Renovations

  • Motorbank relocation - Johnstown

  • Richland Mall Kiosk

  • Seward Branch Renovations

  • Somerset Branch HVAC Renovations

  • University Heights Branch - Addition and Renovations

  • Various Automatic Teller Machine Installations (ATM)

  • Westmont Branch HVAC Renovations

  • Westmont Branch New Lobby Renovations

  • Westmont Branch New Vault and ATM

  • Westmoreland Mall Kiosk

  • Windber Branch Renovations

  • Window Replacement
WPP Dough Company, Inc.
  • Building Addition