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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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Industry grows in Brooklyn
The Collaborative recently made a trip up to Brooklyn, NY for a tour of  once-abandoned factory buildings redeveloped by Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center (GMDC) for use by...
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Impact Services Corporation Appreciates the Impact of Innovative Design
Impact Services Corporation, a social services agency that offers job training and supportive housing, has been headquartered in a former carpet mill in Kensington since the...
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New Service Grants Awarded
The Collaborative has started work on its next round of service grants awarded to Friends of Seger Park Playground, Libertae, Mariposa Food Co-op/A Little Taste of Everything...
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A New Look Under the El
Six storeowners along North Frankford Avenue now have a new vision for enhancing their storefronts, thanks to the efforts of Collaborative volunteers who worked with the...
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Meet the Makers of Mt. Tabor Cyber Village
People call it "the Miracle on Seventh Street." Between a brownstone church, a superblock apartment house, and a scattering of rowhomes, two North Philadelphia pastors built a...
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Catch up with our clients: Habitat for Humanity
Last Friday was the culmination of a home-building project that has taken five years. Three families from West Philadelphia receive the keys to their new LEED-certified houses,...
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Greens and Green: Overbrook Farms Completes a First Step in Revitalizing 63rd Street
Pedestrians and drivers along the 63rd Street Commercial Corridor in historic Overbrook Farms will get a treat this spring when the sidewalk planters built by the Overbrook...
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A Groundbreaking Year
Who could have predicted that in the midst of a recession year, the Collaborative would be recognized at more nonprofit ground-breaking ceremonies than ever before? Celebrate...
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Out and about: grid
Check out the latest issue of grid magazine for a feature story on the Overbrook Environmental Education Center, a 2005 Community Design Collaborative project. The...
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