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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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Bringing out a designer's ability to listen
“Nimble” is the word that best describes the volunteer team for North Light Community Center in Manayunk. Unexpected good news—a grant for play equipment from KaBoom!—changed the...
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Our 2015 Community Design Award Finalists
Every year, the Community Design Collaborative recognizes one of its many compelling Design Grants for excellence in design, collaboration, and community impact with its Community...
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Enjoying design review's give and take
If you come to one of our Design Grant Review meetings, you’re likely to find architect Jeffrey Brummer around the table. Jeff is a co-chair of this committee, which meets twice...
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Potential Volunteer Opportunities - Fall 2015
Want to use your design skills to help local nonprofits? The Community Design Collaborative is currently reviewing applications from nonprofits who recently applied to receive pro...
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Salt and the practice of landscape architecture
How does a volunteer stint with the Israeli army lead to a career in landscape architecture? Just ask Sara Pevaroff Schuh, an energetic landscape architect and volunteer with the...
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PA Neighborhood Restoration Act
Intern architect and Community Design Collaborative volunteer Lea Oxenhandler spoke at a recent press conference announcing the PA Neighborhood Restoration Act. This new...
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Our 2015 Community Design Award Winner
In October, the Community Design Collaborative presented its 2015 Community Design Award to Nicetown Sports Court. This annual award recognizes one Design Grant for excellence in...
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Inspired from many angles
Architect Michael Spain has contributed his design expertise to several Collaborative projects, including one of our first green schoolyard projects and, recently, a conceptual...
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Dan Meier, Engineering a Greener City
  "You cringe… there’s not an inch of green!" says civil engineer Dan Meier about some of the schoolyards he’s seen as a Collaborative volunteer, “ It’s just this big paved...
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