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January 8th, 2019

Final Rounds of Design Grants for 2018

Three local nonprofits received grants of preliminary design services in the final half of 2018 through the Community Design Collaborative’s Design Grant program.

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A New Look at Prefab
Interface Studio Architects and architect Brian Phillips, a member of the Collaborative's board,  were featured this week in a New York Times article on the ins and outs of...
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Fresh Ideas for Community Development
Preliminary design was recognized as a cost-effective, powerful tool for community development at last week’s Reinventing Older Communities, a national conference organized by the...
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Summer in the City with Into the Open
Forget the dog days of summer with a celebration of edible education, architects in conversation, a sustainability tour, and a one-day community workshop exploring the creative...
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Take Action for Affordable Housing and Community Development
Take action to preserve federal funding for affordable housing and community development. The City of Philadelphia will lose nearly $149 million in federal funding under the...
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Meet the Makers of Mt. Tabor Cyber Village
People call it "the Miracle on Seventh Street." Between a brownstone church, a superblock apartment house, and a scattering of rowhomes, two North Philadelphia pastors built a...
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D-Tours: Mt. Tabor Cyber Village
Affordable housing doesn’t have to be boring! Mt. Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing in East Poplar has a colorful contemporary design that looks a lot like neighboring NoLibs...
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Visitability 360
The Collaborative's design charrette, Vistability for Urban Neighborhoods, is featured in Plan Philly's recent post, Should Philadelphia homes have first floors that are...
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Positioning Practice: A Conversation with Deborah Gans
Deborah Gans is Principal of Deborah Gans Studio and a professor at Pratt Institute and Yale University.  She’s best known for her “extreme housing”, design prototypes for...
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Breaking ground at Sheridan Street
Posted by Haley Loram Another one of our projects that has forward momentum is volunteer firm Interface Studio Architects' 20-unit sustainable housing development for the...
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