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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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Getting Smashed at Glassphemy!
An idea from the Collaborative's Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites Temporary Reuse Design Charrette has got legs and is on the move! The charrette brought together a...
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National Support for Urban Neighborhoods and Industry
How do you repurpose a complicated old manufacturing complex or activate an isolated industrial plot?  Can housing and light industry share the same site? These types of...
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Designing for Modern Industry
In a former pipe shop transformed into the national headquarters for Urban Outfitters, the Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites design challenge got off to a rousing start with a...
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Industrial Past to an Industrial Future
At last night’s Infill Philadelphia: Industrial Sites Design Challenge Reveal, SMP Architects, DIGSAU, and Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architects demonstrated both serious-minded...
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Virtual Gallery of Retooling Industrial Sites
Did you miss the Retooling Industrial Sites Exhibit or want to learn more about your favorite project? Then check out the virtual gallery to see images of the projects and...
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An Opening Success
The Center for Architecture was bursting at the seams for the February 5 opening of Retooling Industrial Sites despite the impending snowstorm of the century. Over 300 people...
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Capturing Factories Past and Present
When Jacob Hellman moved to Philadelphia he was inspired to photograph the vacant houses and buildings he observed and to use his camera to explore urban social issues and the...
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Last Chance to See Retooling Industrial Sites Exhibit
We’ve been delighted with the steady stream of visitors to our Retooling Industrial Sites exhibit following the 300 plus turnout at the opening reception.  In case you haven’t...
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Industrial Sites Design Challenge Kickoff
The Community Design Collaborative has teamed up with the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) to support a design challenge that will tackle some of the...
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