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Dominic Mercier

Dominic Mercier is a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer and Philadelphia native. He is a 2001 graduate of Temple University, where he majored in journalism. He is the former managing editor of Montgomery Newspapers and press officer at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He currently serves as the communications director for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. More of his photographic work can be seen here

Bringing Back Base Ball

Bringing Back Base Ball

July 19, 2013  |  Vantage

19th century base ball is a hit in the 21st century. We take a look at Philadelphia's team, the Athletics > more

Building Against Hunger At Liberty Place

Building Against Hunger At Liberty Place

April 15, 2013  |  Buzz

Back for a seventh year in the Rotunda at Liberty Place, Canstruction brings out the creative best of local architects, engineers, and contractors, all for the fight against hunger > more

Generating New Life At The Ambler Boiler House

Generating New Life At The Ambler Boiler House

March 29, 2013  |  News

Ambler's transformation from sleepy little town to thriving suburban destination has itself a handsome new anchor—and it's right next to the train station. Dominic Mercier brings us a look at the Ambler Boiler House > more

Wanted: An Identity For East Girard

Wanted: An Identity For East Girard

February 18, 2013  |  News

Imagining the future of retail stretch through Fishtown, NKCDC seeks an identity to balance old and new and low cost improvements to put ideas immediately to work > more

Innovative Preservation Solution Emerging In Darby

Innovative Preservation Solution Emerging In Darby

January 24, 2013  |  News

With dozens of vulnerable historic buildings, local residents and preservationists are developing a building conservation corps with potential, some observers think, for expansion into Philadelphia. Dominic Mercier speaks to the project's founders > more