CKS Structures




Admissions Office – Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Renovation of existing Frank Furness house and new addition for use as admissions department offices.


Villages at West Main (Turbo Manufacturing)

Lansdale, PA

Restoration and conversion of former multi-story manufacturing building into residential units with lofts.


Armat Street

Germantown, Philadelphia, PA

Multi-phase renovations to existing warehouse/bakery for

 new community services office and community center.



Philadelphia Charter Prep School

Philadelphia, PA

New addition to rear of building to provide workout

 room, locker rooms and upgraded HVAC area.


Villanova West Campus Apartments – Bldgs. 5-8

Villanova University – Villanova, PA

New four-story student housing apartment buildings.


Wilmington Montessori School

Wilmington, DE

Design of new two-story addition and renovations

 to existing school building.


Wilmington Friends Lower School

Wilmington, DE

Design of new multi-purpose building with gymnasium, locker rooms and daycare center.

Design of new addition to school building including clear-span area over new Friends Meeting Room.


Conrad Middle School – HVAC Upgrades

Red Clay School District, Wilmington, DE

Survey and assessment of existing structural systems to support new mechanical equipment.



Barclay Square & Park Ridge Apartments

Upper Darby, PA

Survey and documentation of failing brick facades and restoration of cantilevered balconies in multi-building apartment complexes.


Rite Aid – 10th and Market Sts.

Philadelphia, PA

Evaluation and monitoring of vault/basement under heavily used pedestrian walk.  Phase II removal and reconstruction due to excessive water infiltration.


St. Francis Hospital Parking Garage

Wilmington, DE

Due diligence survey of parking decks and plan of concrete  repair plan for deck restoration.


First Financial Bank— Corporate Offices

Downingtown, PA

Renovations to existing bank building and adjacent 2-story brick residential building with in-fill additional for corporate offices.

Christopher K. Scharff, P.E., S.E.

Professional Experience - Commercial & Residential

Selected Projects


Point Pleasant Condos

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Pulte Homes – Bay view luxury condominiums.  Three and four story wood-framed condos over on-grade parking.


Block 99 – 1000 Grand Ave

Hoboken, NJ

Seven-story mid-rise condominium building; composite bar joists, lightgage metal framing and two-way flat plate concrete over parking.


Carriage Park at Bound Brook

Bound Brook, NJ

Four-story apartment buildings over parking and detention basin on challenging wetlands site.


Mantua Presbyterian Apartments

Philadelphia, PA

Six-story plank on block; affordable housing units.



Springfield Square Central

Springfield, Delaware County, PA

Design of new one-story retail over partial basement.


Rite Aid Stores

Philadelphia Area

Design of twelve new retail stores; value engineering of prototype for local requirements and modifications to structural system to reduce construction costs.


Marple-Crossroads Shopping Center Addition

Marple, PA

New, high bay retail addition with basement to existing stores and second story loft with connection to existing storage area.  Included ADA accessibility upgrade.



CenterPointe  Warehouse

CenterPointe Corporate Center, DE

High bay warehouse with super-flat floor for forklift traffic and rack storage


AstroPower HQ and Manufacturing

Pencader Corporate Center, DE

Headquarter office building and manufacturing building comprised of tilt-up concrete and structural steel framing


Alcoa (Formerly Reynold’s Aluminum)

Pencader Corporate Center, DE

Full length crane bay addition and one-story office addition.  Completed in separate phases without interruption to active manufacturing operations.



Foulk Wilson Office Building

Wilmington, DE

Design of new two-story office building with reinforced floor system for high-density rolling storage system.


FoxRun Office Building

Bear, DE

Design of two-story, multi-wing office buildings on corporate campus featuring brick veneer façade above strip windows.

Foulk Wilson Office Building

Wilmington, DE

AstroPower Building

Pencader Corporate Center

Glasgow, DE

Rite Aid Stores

Southeastern Pennsylvania




First Financial Bank (now Harleysville)

Corporate Office Building

Downingtown, PA

Flex Office/Warehouse Building

Centerpointe Corporate Center

New castle, DE

Retail Shops and Restaurant

Newtown, Bucks County, PA