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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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Cutting the Ribbon to a Renewed Neighborhood Park
We always love a ribbon cutting! In 2009, the Collaborative worked with the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association on a conceptual plan to renovate its underutilized...
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Continuous and Connective: A vision for the City Branch
The City Branch is the underground cousin of the Reading Terminal Viaduct. Branching off from the viaduct at Noble and 13th Street, it chugs westwards with a dramatic dip under...
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Spring Crop: Six New Service Grants
A “destination” public park seeking still more games, gardening, and gatherings;  the playground of a school saved from closure by its strong parent-advocates, and a future...
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rStore: Revitalizing Torresdale Avenue in Tacony
Kathy Dethier is Chair of the Department of Design at the Moore College of Art and Design. We were delighted when she spent part of her “summer vacation” last year consulting...
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Putting the green back in Bainbridge Green
The Collaborative is working with Friends of Bainbridge Green on a conceptual design for the stretch of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets.  Originally home to a...
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Meet Our Clients: Rachel Dukeman of Plays and Players
http://youtu.be/hl5unO-AuPg Plays and Players is a century-old theater club devoted to promoting emerging Philadelphia artists and new works. In the vibrant and rapidly expanding...
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Celebrating with Logan CDC
Last week, Logan Community Development Corporation announced a $100,000 planning grant from the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation and were received with warm sunshine and rounds of...
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Meet Our Clients: Amy Hirsch of CLS
The former North Philadelphia Law Center of the Community Legal Services (CLS) had only a handful of offices with windows, desks in the hallway, a series of floods, and even a few...
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Design Services Updates: Fellowship Farm, Wynne Ballroom, and green schoolyards
A multi-talented team of Collaborative volunteers has completed a conceptual master plan for Fellowship Farm, an education and retreat center in Sanatoga, PA with a proud...
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