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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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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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Give on #GivingTuesdayPHL to strengthen #Philly neighborhoods through design
The Community Design Collaborative works all year long to strengthen neighborhoods through design. Our proven process matches community-minded volunteer design professionals...
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Patrick Snoke, Numbers to Turn Around Neighborhoods
2014 - One of the most crucial aspects of the Collaborative design process is cost estimating—it helps community organizations understand what’s feasible and demonstrates how...
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Leila Hamroun, Finding the Future in the Past
As a preservationist, architect, and Algerian immigrant, Leila Hamroun has devoted her life to learning about the history and identity of places. For her, the challenge is how...
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Alexa Bosse and Ari Miller, Thinking Pink!
2014 - Meet our volunteer super couple! This spring, architect Alexa Bosse and her husband, landscape architect Ari Miller, led the Collaborative volunteer team in generating a...
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Listening to Our Volunteers
Our Americorps VISTA staffer Danielle Parnes has been on something of a “listening tour” lately. Which makes sense—she’s working with us this year to enhance the Collaborative...
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Erica Sollberger, Many ways to get involved
2014 - Erica Sollberger, sitting in the beautiful and newly renovated Twentieth Century Club, laughs when asked about what she does as director of Parks and Recreation for the...
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Jim Coburn, A Rising Star's Road
2014 - At first glance, it is not at all obvious that Jim Coburn started his career designing high-end interiors for big corporations. Wearing cargo shorts and a faded tee...
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Mami Hara featured in LA magazine
January's Landscape Architecture magazine includes a profile of Mami Hara, Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department and the innovative work happening around...
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