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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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Bowling Ball 2009, The Big Lebowski, and Bittenbender Construction
A toast-- or at least a round of White Russians-- to Bittenbender Construction, the  first Big Lebowski sponsor of the Collaborative's annual Bowling Ball fundraiser. Join...
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Miracle on Seventh Street
Posted by Linda Dottor Mt. Tabor Cyber Village Senior Housing opened its doors with a jubilant ribbon cutting celebration on January 10. The affordable, 56-unit apartment...
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Julian Abele Park Ribbon Cutting
Posted by Haley Loram Named in honor of the architect Julian Abele, Philadelphia’s first new public park in over a decade began as a Collaborative project to reclaim a vacant...
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Food Access: A New Cause for Michelle Obama?
Last week, Michelle Obama's new kitchen garden sparked lots of commentary  about fresh produce and the growing sustainable food movement. In Fresh Food for Urban Deserts, the New...
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Green Horizons for Cook-Wissahickon School
  Posted by Linda Dottor Yesterday’s column by Philadelphia Inquirer’s Monica Yant Kinney’s praised the Cook-Wissahickon School in Roxborough as a public school success....
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Green Walls and More for Dickinson Square
Posted by Linda Dottor The dedicated members of Friends of Dickinson Square  regularly pick up litter and tend the park’s 25 fledgling shade trees. But, in 2007, the group...
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Breaking ground at Sheridan Street
Posted by Haley Loram Another one of our projects that has forward momentum is volunteer firm Interface Studio Architects' 20-unit sustainable housing development for the...
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