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2016 Volunteers

Many thanks to the 380+ volunteers who gave their time, skills, and enthusiasm in 2016—engaging communities, working on design teams, reviewing projects, guiding special events and initiatives, and serving on our board and advisory council. We couldn't continue to strengthen neighborhoods through design without them!

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  • Ferdinand Addo
  • Rachel Aland
  • Lindsey Allen
  • Natalie Amodei
  • Peter Anderson
  • Jody Arena
  • Lisa Armstrong
  • Richard Ashworth
  • Lori Aument
  • Richard Avicolli
  • Andrew Baklaich
  • Christie Balka
  • Helaine Barr
  • Bob Batz
  • Joseph Becker
  • Stephanie Beirne
  • William Belcher
  • Maryse Beliveau-Nance
  • Ramla Benaissa
  • Joe Benford
  • Alice Berman
  • Modesto Bigas-Valedon
  • Nana Biney
  • Connie Bird
  • Sarah Blitzer
  • Andres Blohm
  • Christopher Boccella
  • Alyssa Boente
  • J. Blaine Bonham
  • Jim Borchard
  • Daniel Bosin
  • Alexa Bosse
  • Deborah Branden
  • Daniel Brown
  • Alexander Bruce
  • Jeffrey Brummer
  • Monroe Buckner
  • Julie Bush
  • Betsy Caesar
  • Maria Sourbeer
  • Darrell Campana
  • Carolyn Campbell
  • Jennifer Cappella
  • Hannah Carlton
  • Donna Carney
  • Jeff Carpenter
  • John Carr
  • Richard Carroll
  • Jose Casalina
  • Tim Casper
  • Diane Castlebuono
  • Maggie Chase
  • Peilin Chen
  • Levina Chi
  • Stephanie Chiorean
  • Mitchell Chisholm
  • Mike Choi
  • Maru Chung
  • Tamara Clark
  • John Cluver
  • S. Michael Cohen
  • Brian Cohen
  • Beverly Coleman
  • Phylicia Coleman
  • Cheryl Conley
  • James Conners
  • Ben Cromie
  • Anthony Cucchi
  • Jim Curry
  • Scott Dalinka
  • Kim Davies
  • Susan Davis
  • Vincent DeFazio
  • Cecelia Denegre
  • Nicholas Denney
  • Kathryn Dethier
  • Erike De Veyra
  • Kusrin Dhamawongse
  • Heather Dibkey
  • Melissa DiCicco
  • Helen Diemer
  • Charlotte DiGiorgio
  • Vincent DiMaria
  • Ann Dinh
  • Aileen DiPrinzio
  • Anna Diskin
  • Tavis Dockwiller
  • John Donch
  • Patrycja Doniewski
  • Mayva Donnon
  • Christina Dreibholz
  • Katarina Dudas
  • Kelly Duignan
  • Sharon Easterling
  • Alexandra Edsall
  • Daryn Edwards
  • Sone Ehabe
  • Nissa Eisenberg
  • Noel Eisenstat
  • Nora Elmarzouky
  • Peter Elsbeck
  • Hana Elum
  • Beth Emig
  • Samuel Emory
  • Ben Estepani
  • Tom Faranda
  • Gail Farmer
  • David Feldman
  • Peter Fernandez
  • Jim Flaherty
  • Angela Fleegle
  • Danielle Floyd
  • Kevin Flynn
  • Andy Frishkoff
  • Michael Funk
  • Frank Gallagher
  • Lee Garner
  • Dan Garofalo
  • Shannon Garrison
  • Sally Gendler
  • Stephen Gibson
  • Terry Gillen
  • Alex Gilliam
  • Devin Givner
  • Eva Gladstein
  • Jeff Goldstein
  • Mary Grace Gorman
 
  • John Grady
  • Robert Graves
  • Kevin Gray
  • Robert Green
  • Chivonne Green
  • Philip Green
  • Alan Greenberger
  • Kara Haggerty Wilson
  • Kate Hallinan
  • Tom Halliwell
  • Leila Hamroun
  • Mami Hara
  • Nova Harris
  • Sally Harrison
  • Josh Hartl
  • James Hartling
  • Allison Harvey
  • Brenna Hassinger-Das
  • Hans Hesselein
  • Donald Hinkle-Brown
  • Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
  • Nathaniel Hoffmann
  • Mary Holland
  • Carol Horne Penn
  • Dione Hosler
  • Meshkath Hossain
  • Nicole Hostettler
  • Lee Huang
  • Jennifer Hurst
  • Richard Hwang
  • Robin Hynicka
  • Anna Ishii
  • Andrew Jacobs
  • Gary Jastrzab
  • Zihan Jiang
  • Lou Johnson
  • Peter Johnson
  • Rebecca Johnson
  • Margaret Johnson
  • Brian Johnston
  • Bryan Jones
  • Nadiya Jordan
  • Liz Kahn
  • Sandra Kalanyan
  • Scott Kalner
  • Barbara Kaplan
  • Alexa Katz
  • Fred Kaulbach
  • Anthony Kennedy
  • Mostafa Khard
  • Melissa Kim
  • Jinah Kim
  • Jennifer Kinkead
  • Geoffrey Klein
  • John Kromer
  • Chris Landau
  • Scott Larkin
  • Eric Larsen
  • Folasshade Laud-Hammond
  • Claire Laver
  • Giana Lawrence
  • Tashya Leaman Dalen
  • Lauren Leatherbarrow
  • Howard Lebold
  • Christine Leggio
  • Amy Lempert
  • Kathy Lent
  • Nora Lichtash
  • Stacey Lindbloom
  • Snezana Litvinovic
  • Zack Lofton
  • Kristen Loughry
  • Diana Lu
  • Sofia Lundeholm
  • Phillip Luu
  • Jonas Maciunas
  • Natalie Malawey-Ednie
  • Rosa Mannion
  • Luis Marcelino Ruiz
  • Paul Marcus
  • Susan Martin
  • Randall Mason
  • Petr Masopust
  • Joseph Matje
  • Don Matzkin
  • Amy Mayer
  • Melissa Mayer-Benedetti
  • Belinda Mayo
  • Jim McAuliffe
  • Christina McCallum
  • Alisa McCann
  • Thomas McCann
  • Deborah McColloch
  • Joshua McFarland
  • Megan McGinley
  • Seamus McInerney
  • Barry McIntyre
  • Sara McLaughlin
  • Dan Meier
  • Robin Miller
  • Ari Miller
  • Amy Miller
  • Alexander Min
  • Darrick Mix
  • Nicholas Mobilia
  • Charles Moleski
  • Rob Monahan
  • Anamarija Montak
  • Adam Montalbano
  • Julie Morningstar
  • Alexander Morris
  • Mary Morton
  • Jordan Mrazik
  • Kathleen Muller
  • Dave Munson
  • George Murphy
  • Beth Murray
  • Tom Nason
  • Margaret Nersten
  • Bonnie Netel
  • Ben Nissley
  • Joseph Nixon
  • Sara Nordstrom
  • Brian Nunziato
  • Nancy O'Donnell
  • Richard Olaya
  • Charles Oropallo
 
  • Eric Oskey
  • Cem Ozdeniz
  • Scott Page
  • Mark Paronish
  • Ariana Parrish
  • Jeffrey Pastva
  • Michael Paul
  • Ana Pena
  • Sara Pettit
  • Samantha Petty
  • Sara Pevaroff Schuh
  • Brian Phillips
  • Debbie Phillips
  • Sara Poindexter
  • John Poole
  • Nathan Powers
  • Anup Prakash
  • Anthony Principe
  • Becker Raab
  • Jesse Rabinowitz
  • Laura Raymond
  • Kurt Raymond
  • Andrew Renninger
  • Phoebe Resnick
  • Dana Rice
  • Gavin Riggall
  • Richard Roark
  • Michelle Robinson
  • Kyle Roller
  • Lisa Roman
  • Leah Rominger
  • Katie Roof
  • Mica Root
  • Ann Rothmann
  • Lance Rothstein
  • James Rowe
  • Allan Rubin
  • Kate Rutledge
  • Therese Ryley
  • Joe Salerno
  • Carrie Sauer
  • Rachel Schade
  • Jacqueline Schaeffer
  • Jackie Schlindwein
  • Terri Schmitt
  • Anna Schmitz
  • George Schroeder
  • Ellen Schultz
  • Philip Scott
  • Paul Sehnert
  • Kevin Selger
  • David Seok
  • Robert Shamble
  • Jennie Shanker
  • Micah Shapiro
  • Matthew Shehan
  • Jake Shoemaker
  • Tracy Siegle
  • Robert Siglin
  • Joseph Sikora
  • Ryan Sison
  • Karen Skafte
  • Margot Sklar
  • Susan Smith
  • Ian Smith
  • Kelly Smyth
  • Patrick Snoke
  • Susan G. Solomon
  • Raymond Sova
  • Michael Spain
  • Brad Springer
  • Demetrios Staurinos
  • Paul Steinke
  • Jon Stivers
  • Ed Stroczynski
  • Kira Strong
  • Peg Szczurek
  • Lolly Tai
  • Meghan Talarowski
  • Brad Thornton
  • Marcus Toconita
  • Danielle Toronyi
  • Andy Toy
  • Joanna Trago
  • David Trapp
  • Dawn Tse
  • Erik Tsurumaki
  • Gary Tumolo
  • Lauren Tyler
  • Alan Urek
  • Kristina Vagen
  • Ximena Valle
  • Carter van Dyke
  • Melissa Van Slett
  • Brian Velleman
  • Paul Vernon
  • Daniela Voith
  • Kelly Vresilovic
  • Fon Wang
  • Betsy Way
  • Jerri Wei
  • Sue Weiler
  • Juliet Whelan
  • Meagan Whetstone
  • Julie Wiley
  • Warren Williams
  • Michael Williams
  • Lynn Williamson
  • Mark Willie
  • Caroline Wineburg
  • Richard Winston
  • Meg Wise
  • Daniel Wolf
  • Cody Wood
  • Veronica Woods
  • Todd Woodward
  • Alexa Wylie
  • Le (Cindy) Xu
  • Roy Yaffe
  • Mark Yerges
  • Caitlin Youngster
  • Mario Zacharjasz
  • Mike Zaidel
  • Katherine Zanecosky
  • Pamela Zimmerman
  • Morris Zimmerman
 
Here's what our volunteers say about why they volunteer and engage communities in the design process.  

“How did I know the client liked our idea? Because they were jumping up and down!”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Design has the opportunity to impact the entire fabric of a neighborhood or community.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Haddon Township, New Jersey

"It is inspiring and rewarding to work with such passionate and committed volunteers and community members."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Physical design is only a part of what needs to happen for a community to be revitalized.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Thoughtful design doesn't take a lot of money to achieve big improvements.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The Collaborative is my chance to do a broader range of project types and work with different teams.”

"It's rewarding to feel like you've provided something a document, drawing, idea, enthusiasm that the community can move forward with."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“The people who live in the community and use the site know best what works, what doesn't and what is needed. Their insights are vital to creating an effective design.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Having the chance to give a client a new perspective on their site is a great feeling."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All the design team members have great experiences and ideas, but it's the community that has the intimate experiences and ideas that are needed to develop the project concepts and designs."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia, you need to engage many different groups of people into what’s going to be the future of the city."

Newark, Delaware

“I believe in my city. There is nothing more satisfying than working with other people who also want to make it better.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lauren Leatherbarrow

“Working through the Collaborative we help organizations that might not otherwise be able to have access to our experience and skills and enable them to ‘see’ the possibilities of a more beautiful future.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“It was amazing how everyone jumped in.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jim McAuliffe

"The most rewarding thing about working on a project is experiencing the genuine appreciation of the community members we are designing for."

Trenton, New Jersey

"I would love to see Mayor Nutter’s dream of making this the greenest city in the country become a reality."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“In order to provide the right answer, the designer must ask the right questions.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Community members understand best how to positively impact their neighborhoods.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

It's rewarding to help make a difference by working on community-based projects in their too-early-for-funding stages.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“It was rewarding to see our clients willing to take further action to bring the project to life.”

“These are the places where I want to work as a design professional.”

Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Jesse Rabinowitz

"Engaging the community allows the design process to not only be an academic exercise, but a meaningful conversation between communities."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Sometimes it just takes one comment from a community member to help you think outside the box and change the course of the design for the better.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“I encourage others to participate and connect with the greater community.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"The most rewarding part is to be able to help nonprofits take their program in the direction they want to go.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Michael Spain

/
D2CA Architects LLC

“Design gives people a tool to be active in the decisions of their community and see the impact it can have.”

“Adding new materials can be done with sensitivity. Sometimes, you have to step outside your comfort zone and understand what materials will keep the historic feel.”

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Richard Winston

/
BWA architecture + planning

“We’re benefiting people by creating a better environment.”

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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