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March 28th, 2019

First Round of Design Grants for 2019

Four nonprofits have received grants of preliminary design services in through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant Program. We'll be helping them activate two sacred spaces and two lots for community use.

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$250,000 DCED Greenways Grant for Carnell School
In 2017, the Community Design Collaborative was tapped by the Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association (OCCCDA) to remake Carnell Elementary School’s asphalt...
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Our 2018 Community Design Award finalists
Every year, AIA Philadelphia honors one of the Collaborative’s pro bono design projects with its Community Design Award. The award promotes the practice of social impact design...
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Behind the Design Challenge: Community Task Force Meetings
Imagine… a culinary incubator for “foodie-preneurs,” affordable housing with a day program for seniors, a Night Market showcasing healthy food and live music, a women’s...
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Alan Greenberger Award Honors Jeffrey Brummer
The Community Design Collaborative will honor Jeffrey Brummer, AIA with its 2018 Alan Greenberger Award. This annual award recognizes an architect for their significant...
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Dreaming Big
By Rev. Rebecca Blake, Pastor and Co-founder of Beacon “If you had a 5,000 square foot building and large green space, what would you want to see in it that would benefit the...
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Falling in love with Philly
Midwestern transplant Richard Hwang fell in love with Philly – partly through his volunteer work with the Collaborative. He combines his passion for community service with his...
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Growing to Greatness
The Collaborative's 2015 conceptual design for a green schoolyard at AMY Northwest has had many ripple effects—engaged students and teachers, an outdoor classroom, and a $500,000...
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Preserving the Past, Designing the Future
Lori Aument is the Owner and Conservator at L. R. Aument, LLC.  A preservationist with broad-based expertise, she has worked on several Community Design Collaborative projects,...
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Second Round of Design Grants for 2018
Three local nonprofits are receiving grants for preliminary design services through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grants program. The Collaborative is working...
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