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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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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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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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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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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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Collaborative Blog Goes Live April 1st. No Fooling!
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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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Meet Our Volunteers: Alex Chan
2009 - Alex Chan's interest in design started in seventh grade, when his Construction Technology teacher asked him and his classmates to design their dream homes. "That first...
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