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October 15th, 2018

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 grant from the Trust for Public Land.

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Industrial Past to an Industrial Future
At last night’s Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites Design Challenge Reveal, SMP Architects, DIGSAU, and Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects demonstrated both serious-minded...
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Time to Get the Ball Rolling
Throw on your bell bottoms and turn up the disco, it’s time to get groovy on the lanes with the Collaborative as we roll out of the recession 70s style at the 14th Annual...
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Designing for Temporary Use
Last Friday's Industrial Sites: An Interim Use Charrette provided a forum for discussing issues surrounding vacant industrial sites in Philadelphia. Charrette participants produced...
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Revealing Designs for Modern Industry
Philadelphia’s stock of old industrial sites are full of character and connected to neighborhoods which can be assets for attracting the next generation of industries that are...
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An Industrial Renaissance: Projects Revealed for Retooling Industrial Sites Exhibit
The Community Design Collaborative has been busy putting together Retooling Industrial Sites, an exhibit that will showcase the work of over 50 design firms in...
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A Full House!
Our volunteer recognition event during DesignPhiladelphia was a huge success!  Over 120 people attended and the presentation was standing room only. The talk by Terry Schwarz...
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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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Interim Use Charrette: Emboldened by David Belt
Check out Plan Philly’s post on the Collaborative's  interim use charrette, Infill Philadelphia: Boldness redefines ‘community center' . Thomas J. Walsh writes:  “Planners,...
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Call for Creative Minds: Design Charrette to Focus on Interim Uses of Industrial Sites
Philadelphia, PA - October 12, 2009 - Former industrial sites are great assets in Philadelphia but the process of purchasing, remediating, and redeveloping a former site can...
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