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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Collaborative Blog Goes Live April 1st. No Fooling!
Welcome to the Community Design Collaborative's online source of news and updates. Here, you'll find fresh info about our projects, initiatives, and events. You'll also find...
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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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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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