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  • Community Design Collaborative – Our Work
    mind CLS hired an architect and contractor to complete the project The new center opened in February 2013 Volunteer Design Team Joseph Bray Bittenbender Construction LP Philadelphia Pennsylvania Juliet Whelan Jibe Design Philadelphia Pennsylvania Juliet Whelan Architect Registered Jibe Design Philadelphia Pennsylvania Mario Gentile JxN Studio LLC Philadelphia Pennsylvania Melissa Andrews Jibe Design Philadelphia Pennsylvania Shashi Goyal Jibe Design Philadelphia Pennsylvania Reflects volunteers profession and firm at time of Design

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/work/conceptual-design-for-law-center-north-central (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    Play we took a deeper look at the link between physical activity and children s health We also did some very hands on exploration into the kinds of play spaces Philadelphia needs to get children especially girls moving From August to October the Art of Active Play took us to the sidewalks of Lancaster Avenue and the front lawn of Smith Memorial Playground From these vantage points we put our heads together to think about how to encourage active play in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia Here s a recap of the Art of Active Play Community Design Build Testing out the fort gym The pull up bar spurred a community contest on Lancaster Avenue 31 pull ups was the record not bad for late summer In August 2015 Public Workshop led three community design build projects on Lancaster Avenue Youth design professionals artists and members of the community designed rough prototypes for play structures out of lumber and later helped build them The three resulting play structures were dubbed the balance beams fort gym and switchback bench A hallmark of the effort was an open invitation to anyone passing by to test tinker and talk about the designs in progress Made of wood they allowed for evolution Later a second switchback bench was fabricated in metal by Amuneal Smith Memorial Playground Installation Trying out the balance beams in the front lawn of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse The play structures spent a month on Lancaster Avenue and then moved to the front lawn of Smith Memorial Playground for one week in October during DesignPhiladelphia a festival showcasing local design of all kinds The installation offered children and families a friendly and very hands on way to experience design Healthy Play Panel We have to make these spaces where families come together

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/10/23/art-of-active-play-recaptured (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    play through the Art of Active Play a Play Space program that brought advocates for health child development design and play together The Philadelphia Department of Public Health Get Healthy Philly organized a panel discussion on healthy play as part of the Art of Active Play The panel featured Chloe Brown a senior at Philadelphia High School for Girls and youth playmaker at the Agatson Urban Nutrition Initiative Alex Gilliam director of The Public Workshop Julie Hendrickson a landscape architect with LRSLA Studio Elaine Johnson founder and director of Latinas in Motion and Sally Moore physical education instructor at Julia R Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School Kelli McIntyre physical activity coordinator for Philadelphia Department of Public Health Get Healthy Philly moderated this spirited exhange Everyone was on the same page about the value of active play for children But each brought a unique perspective drawn their neighborhoods schools and projects Expanding our ideas about active play Get Healthy Philly s Kelli McIntyre kicked off the conversation Why is active play important Because it feels good The panelists quickly moved beyond standard images of active play physical feats on the jungle gym and playing fields to a more inclusive flexible concept of active play Teacher Sally Moore wanted to see play spaces engage people at all levels of ability We need to focus on what we can do rather than on what we can t do Landscape architect Julie Hendrickson said I ve expanded my definition of play There s fast active play and slow exploring play Girls High student Chloe Brown added Don t give us physical activity that feels like exercise Public Workshop s Alex Gilliam noted We re wired to copy one another If kids are taking risks the adults will follow Pink paint a dance floor and

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/10/23/art-of-active-play-healthy-play-panel (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    Spring Gardens New Freedom Theater Friends of Titan Park Brewerytown Sharswood Community Civic Association Starfinder Foundation Fellowship Farm Tacony Community Development Corporation Manayunk Development Corporation and Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation Article Patrick Snoke Numbers to Turn Around Neighborhoods 2014 One of the most crucial aspects of the Collaborative design process is cost estimating it helps community organizations understand what s feasible and demonstrates how Read All Article Our 2014 Community

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/patrick-snoke54 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    at the Collaborative with tons of enthusiasm In just a couple of years she has volunteered on a number of Design Grants including Metropolitan Baptist Church Park ing Day 2015 Nueva Esperanza Housing and Economic Development and South Street Headhouse District I really enjoy the range of projects that the Collaborative works on There s something for everyone and a lot of different ways to get involved said Kelly Article

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/kelly-duignan0 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    than 30 Design Grants since 2001 Why is engaging community in the design process important to you Getting the opinions and feedback from the community during the preliminary design phase is crucial to the process They are also greatly appreciative of all the efforts of the volunteers time and effort What was most surprising or most rewarding about working on a project with the Collaborative I think it is helpful

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/michael-funk94 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – people-directory
    mix is a core value of the firm Community design was always part of my belief system Dick says His involvement began when he was 19 when he volunteered with The People s Workshop in New Brunswick NJ while he was an undergraduate at Princeton University BWA has volunteered on a long list of projects through the Collaborative Dick says that volunteering with the Collaborative has exposed the staff to

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/people-directory/richard-winston85 (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    Big Picture NKCDC approached the Collaborative to help them move beyond community services to community development Our Lehigh Somerset Conceptual Master Plan completed in 2011 by a volunteer team from Kitchen Associates gave NKCDC and Somerset residents their first chance to do some big picture thinking about the neighborhood The conceptual plan got community engagement rolling and helped set the stage for NeighborWorks America funding for the in depth North of Lehigh Neighborhood Plan by Interface Studio This fall NKCDC and Somerset launched two very different community development ventures Orinoka Civic House and the Frankford Gateway Pop Up with roots in that very first planning effort Orinoka Civic House We knew nothing would happen in this neighborhood if something didn t happen with this building Sandy Salzman executive director of New Kensington CDC Courtesy of New Kensington CDC Courtesy of New Kensington CDC These projects are very hard to do They won t happen without partnership and strong leadership by those partners Brian Abernathy Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority On October 27th NKCDC celebrated the groundbreaking of Orinoka Civic House The five story former carpet mill was a neighborhood landmark But it was also a neighborhood danger a hiding place and shooting gallery Sandy Salzman executive director of NKCDC says We have been dogged in this project We knew nothing would happen in this neighborhood if something didn t happen with this building NKCDC is refashioning the heavy timber and concrete bones of Orinoka Mills into 51 units of affordable rental housing and first floor retail The 17 8 million project marks a turning point for NKCDC too Its entire staff will move into Orinoka Civic House once the project is completed Frankford Gateway Pop Up Frankford and Lehigh The street viaduct walls and trestle can all be part of transforming this

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/10/29/design-grants-set-the-stage-for-somerset (2016-04-24)
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