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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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The View from Our Volunteers
We recently surveyed our 2012 and 2013 volunteers. Who are they? What is their favorite thing about volunteering? What critical issues facing Philly can we address through design?...
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Congratulations to Young Architects Brian Szymanik and Denise Thompson
Brian Szymanik, principal of MAKE architecture + design and Denise Thompson, associate with Francis Cauffmann, received AIA Philadelphia's Young Architect Award this month. We'...
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Creating a cool new look on the Centro de Oro
Subtract eight mannequins and add a rainbow backdrop made from plastic tablecloths and you get a crisp, fanciful, and low-cost window display. Community Design...
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Pencils down, pints up... and your ideas about what's next
The Collaborative treated its 2012 and 2013 volunteers to a happy hour at Molly Malloy’s on December 2 with craft beers on tap, great snacks, tours of the newly-renovated Reading...
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filling in the gaps: ISA’s Brian Phillips and Daryn Edwards
2013 - Brian Phillips and Daryn Edwards are principals of Interface Studio Architects (ISA), a small architectural firm that is nationally recognized as an innovator in urban...
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Meet Our Volunteers: Marguerite Anglin
2012 - Marguerite Anglin, an architect and associate with WRT, has volunteered on several projects with the Collaborative– outlining gym and cafeteria improvements for Mount...
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#GivingTuesday | GREENING SCHOOLYARDS
The Community Design Collaborative is participating in #GivingTuesday! The donation you make to the Collaborative on Tuesday, December 3 to kick off the giving season will...
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Blazing Trails
In Blazing Trails: A dedication to social justice propels today's young professionals Cheryl Weber takes a look at  the current practice of public interest design. Cheryl...
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Meet Our Volunteers: Amy Yaskowski
2012 - Volunteer Amy Yaskowski first got involved with the Collaborative through her firm, Viridian Landscape Studio. She sat down with the Collaborative to reflect on her...
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