2018- Jeffrey Brummer received the Collaborative's Alan Greenberger Award for his ongoing contributions and commitment to the Collaborative's mission.
Why is design an important part of revitalizing communities?
Community design gives people a voice in how their neighborhoods develop. It creates more local engagement and improves the success and longevity of the project.
What has been most surprising, rewarding, or fun about your Collaborative experience?
The design/build projects have been the most fun and have introduced me to many talented professionals. The PARK(ing) Day projects let me develop public speaking skills to bring passers by into our park. It's a fun challenge.
What do you love most about Philadelphia?
I love the variety of neighborhoods. Each has a unique feel.
Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?
I feel that I have grown so much professionally by participating in the Collaborative over the years. My experiences have shaped how I design for the better.