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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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Shout out to the 100K House
Good news for green, affordable design! The 100 K House is featured in Inga Saffron's latest Changing Skyline column, "Building a McMini." Described by Saffron as "the...
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Meet Our Volunteers: Mary Anne Hunter
2009 - When I asked Mary Anne Hunter what she liked most about Philadelphia, she described the "precious microcosms" that are the building blocks of the city. Although she grew up...
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Bright Idea: ECA to Create Green Jobs Training Center
The Energy Coordinating Agency has received a 1.1 $ million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to renovate its warehouse in Kensington as a LEED Silver...
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Who you gonna call? Ghost Bowlers!
Here's a heartwarming story that illustrates, once again, why we love our volunteers.  Michelle Robinson Architects wanted to sponsor a bowling lane this year, but Michelle was...
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PennFuture's podcast features the Collaborative
The Collaborative's Executive Director Beth Miller was interviewed for PennFuture's bi-weekly podcast, Voices of Pennsylvania's Future, along with leaders from New Kensington...
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Catch Up with Our Clients
Nonprofits take many steps and different paths as they move through preliminary design to construction. Recent updates from several of our clients reflect the  stages in that...
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Times like these call for a Big Lebowski
In anticipation of our 13th Annual Bowling Ball, the Community Design Collaborative invites you to experience The Big Lebowski on the Center for Architecture's BIG SCREEN....
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Read all about it!
Looking for something green to read?  Grid is a free magazine devoted to urban living and sustainability issues here in Philadelphia, and it has just released...
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Renovate, Expand, Move, or What? An Urban School Design Charette
Julia. R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School is the kind of school I wish I’d gone to. Granted, I grew up in rural southern Oregon so it wasn’t an option, but...
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