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On PARK(ing) Day, an annual international event, over 50 metered parking spaces in Philadelphia are transformed into public parks, reimagined and repurposed to introduce community, creativity and possibility. In 2019, in partnership with Playful Learning Landscapes, the Collaborative designed a parklet installation that would live on after PARK(ing) Day. Together with the staff and community of the Winchester Recreation Center in North Philadelphia – the final destination for the installation - the Collaborative design team conceptualized and built honeycombs, or a series of interlocking hexagons, that serve as building blocks for multiple multi-use structures, including backdrops for performances, chalkboard surfaces for teaching and creating, and portable seating that can be configured in multiple ways for social interaction.

Volunteer Design Team

Betsy Way

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Other

"I love Philadelphia’s scale and approachability."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ethan Mintzer

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Landscape Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey Brummer

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Architect, Registered

"Volunteer and leadership opportunities with the Collaborative teach you to work with people, and to give ideas and take ideas."

Jeffrey Brummer Architects
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Haddon Township, New Jersey

Julia Szeto

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Other
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mina Monavarian

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Architectural Designer
McGillin Architecture, Inc.
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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Rachael Todaro

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Other
Playful Learning Landscapes

Shelly Kessler

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Other
Playful Learning Landscapes

Steven Corsello

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Architect, Intern
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Taneisheo Ferguson

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Architectural Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Xiangchun Wang

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Interior Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
PARK(ing) Day 2019
Address
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Neighborhood
Chinatown
Center City Philadelphia
Volunteer Hours
344
Value of Pro Bono Services
$36,635
Design Grant Completed
October 29, 2019
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