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Sip 'N Slides: Six Tales of Transformative Design

Sip 'N Slides

The Community Design Collaborative, Citizens Planning Institute (CPI), and Philadelphia Emerging Architects (PEA) co-hosted Sip N’ Slides on Tuesday, June 27. This special summer event was created to advance great projects for Philly neighborhoods and to show what community-engaged design can do.

Sip ‘N Slides drew over 200 people to the Center for Architecture and Design for a happy hour, a pop-up exhibition, and the stories of six transformative projects for Philly neighborhoods, as told by emerging designers and community leaders from the Collaborative, CPI and PEA. 

Sip 'N Slides featured these projects and presenters:

41st and Lancaster | People’s Emergency Center
Ariel Diliberto, Citizens Planning Institute and People’s Emergency Center (formerly)

Southwest Gateway Housing | Southwest CDC
Jesse Rabinowitz and Erik Tsurumaki, Ramla Benaissa Architects, LLC

Renovation and Rejuvenation | William Way LGBT Community Center
Vincent DiMaria, KSS Architects LLP, and Nicholas Mobilia

Nicetown Sports Court | Nicetown CDC
Majeedah Rashid, Nicetown CDC

Making Connections | City of Philadelphia on behalf of North Central Philadelphia Choice Neighborhood Partners
Jake Shoemaker, Ballinger

Columbus Square Park | Columbus Square Park Advisory Council/Passyunk Square Civic Association
Daniel Brown, db-3D, and Leah Rominger, CH2M HILL

The story of Southwest CDC's partnership with the Collaborative on Southwest Gateway Housing inspired this NewsWorks interview: Design group is a catalyst for critical community project. The rendering of Southwest Gateway Housing that accompanies the story was created by Ramla Benaissa Architects, LLC. 

Interested in moving one of these projects forward? Click any the links above to learn more about the projects presented at Sip 'N Slides and how to contact the implementing nonprofits. Learn more about the Collaborative's impact and view additional community design projects here



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