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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Danielle Parnes has been on something of a listening tour lately Which makes sense she s working with us this year to enhance the Collaborative Read All Article Pencils down pints up and your ideas about what s next The Collaborative treated its 2012 and 2013 volunteers to a happy hour at Molly Malloy s on December 2 with craft beers on tap great snacks tours of the newly renovated Reading Read All Article Jim Coburn A Rising Star s Road 2014 At first glance it is not at all obvious that Jim Coburn started his career designing high end interiors for big corporations Wearing cargo shorts and a faded tee Read All Article Mami Hara featured in LA magazine January s Landscape Architecture magazine includes a profile of Mami Hara Deputy Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department and the innovative work happening around Read All Article GivingTuesday GREENING SCHOOLYARDS The Community Design Collaborative is participating in GivingTuesday The donation you make to the Collaborative on Tuesday December 3 to kick off the giving season will Read All Article Patrick Snoke Numbers to Turn Around Neighborhoods 2014 One of the most crucial aspects of the Collaborative design process is cost

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=3&tag=volunteers (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    architectural firm that is nationally recognized as an innovator in urban Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Marguerite Anglin 2012 Marguerite Anglin an architect and associate with WRT has volunteered on several projects with the Collaborative outlining gym and cafeteria improvements for Mount Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Jason Austin Austin Mergold 2012 The Collaborative sat down with Jason Austin architect professor and principal at Austin Mergold to talk about volunteering with the Collaborative Austin Mergold Read All Article Blazing Trails In Blazing Trails A dedication to social justice propels today s young professionals Cheryl Weber takes a look at the current practice of public interest design Cheryl Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Amy Yaskowski 2012 Volunteer Amy Yaskowski first got involved with the Collaborative through her firm Viridian Landscape Studio She sat down with the Collaborative to reflect on her Read All Article Park ing Day Preview and Party The number of parks in Philly will jump on Park ing Day when parks will pop up throughout the city On Friday September 16 Philadelphia will once again be part of this Read All Article Creating a cool new look on the Centro de Oro Subtract eight mannequins

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=4&tag=volunteers (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Law Center The Collaborative has presented its 2010 Community Design Award to recognize a conceptual design led to the construction of a new facility for Community Legal Services of Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Karena Thurston 2010 Intern architect Karena Thurston is something of a jack of all trades for the Collaborative She s volunteered on design projects written policy papers and created Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Benjamin Cromie 2010 Over the coming weeks we ll be profiling some of our most prolific Collaborative volunteers This week we ll be profiling Benjamin Cromie a Collaborative volunteer who Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Joe Matje 2010 Few volunteers have been as involved with the Collaborative as Joe Matje Project Engineer at Bruce E Brooks Associates He has volunteered on eleven projects and now Read All Article Greens and Green Overbrook Farms Completes a First Step in Revitalizing 63rd Street Pedestrians and drivers along the 63rd Street Commercial Corridor in historic Overbrook Farms will get a treat this spring when the sidewalk planters built by the Overbrook Read All Article Kudos to Our Outstanding Volunteers of 2010 The Community Design Collaborative recently recognized our amazing volunteers as part

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=5&tag=volunteers (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    Roberts Todd LLC 2009 The Community Design Collaborative has honored Wallace Roberts Todd with its inaugural Gold Medal Firm Award in recognition of the firm s extraordinary dedication and Read All Article Outstanding Celebrating Our Volunteers Join the Community Design Collaborative on Tuesday October 13 at 6 p m at the Center for Architecture to celebrate the work of the volunteers who contributed their time and Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Tom Halliwell 2009 Tom Halliwell is a civil engineer who works as a Project Manager at Duffield Associates and was named a Community Design Collaborative 2009 Outstanding Volunteer for his Read All Article A Full House Our volunteer recognition event during DesignPhiladelphia was a huge success Over 120 people attended and the presentation was standing room only The talk by Terry Schwarz Read All Article A Groundbreaking Year Who could have predicted that in the midst of a recession year the Collaborative would be recognized at more nonprofit ground breaking ceremonies than ever before Celebrate Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Charles Loomis and Chariss McAfee 2009 Charles Loomis and Chariss McAfee principals of Charles Loomis Chariss McAfee Architecture and 2009 recipients of a Collaborative Outstanding Firm Award

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=6&tag=volunteers (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative – blog
    a year but he made a fantastic co chair for our Bowling Ball Committee along with Greg Hart A registered architect Eric graduated from Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Mary Anne Hunter 2009 When I asked Mary Anne Hunter what she liked most about Philadelphia she described the precious microcosms that are the building blocks of the city Although she grew up Read All Article Breaking ground at Sheridan Street Posted by Haley Loram Another one of our projects that has forward momentum is volunteer firm Interface Studio Architects 20 unit sustainable housing development for the Read All Article Meet Our Volunteers Greg Hart 2009 Graduate Architect Greg Hart s first introduction to the Collaborative was attending our annual Bowling Ball four years ago and he s been a part of the event ever since Read All Article Renovate Expand Move or What An Urban School Design Charette Julia R Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School is the kind of school I wish I d gone to Granted I grew up in rural southern Oregon so it wasn t an option but Read All Article Who you gonna call Ghost Bowlers Here s a heartwarming story that illustrates once again

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog?page=7&tag=volunteers (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    web for all things bright beautiful and occasionally tarnished in the world of playgrounds Check out their great interview today with Alexa Bosse the Collaborative s resident playgroundologist on how Play Space is pumping up the volume on the play dialogue In Philadelphia Freedom Shine the Light on Play Playgroundology writes The kidcentric project is active with local and international communities exploring modalities of play that go beyond standardized spaces

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/10/30/playgroundology-on-play-space (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    into play spaces that will support healthy childhoods strong communities and family friendly cities We re seeking innovative ideas from interdisciplinary team of designers educators and more Sign up now Go to cdesignc org playspace competition to register and learn more about this juried design competition with prizes Registration is open September 30 through November 30 2015 Play Space is a partnership of the Community Design Collaborative and the Delaware

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/09/30/sign-up-for-the-play-space-design-competition (2016-04-24)
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  • Community Design Collaborative –
    for joyful physical activity in our city Called Art of Active Play this collaborative effort engaged children and teenagers design and health professionals childcare experts artists and other community members in designing and building three imaginative play structures pictured The Art of Active Play Fort Bench and Balance Boards are currently installed where they were created in lots and on a sidewalk around the corner of 41st Street and Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia Later this week they will move to Smith Playground before finding permanent homes in small spaces that may not yet offer inspiration for play along our city streets In a 2012 clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics Doctors Regina M Milteer and Kenneth R Ginsburg write Play is essential to the social emotional cognitive and physical well being of children beginning in early childhood However children who live in poverty often face socioeconomic obstacles that impede their right to have playtime thus affecting their healthy social emotional development Children who live in poverty often face socioeconomic obstacles that impede their right to have playtime thus affecting their healthy social emotional development Doctors Regina M Milteer and Kenneth R Ginsburg Milteer and Ginsburg cite three issues that disproportionately reduce play opportunities for low income kids reduced access to school and after school outlets for creative and physical expression lack of safe play areas and the additional social economic and emotional stresses of living in poverty that can decrease family members ability to help provide playtime Thirty six percent of all Philadelphia children including 50 of Latino children 41 of African American children live in poverty Art of Active Play is an effort to spark conversations about the importance of play in the health of our city and to promote under used and unexpected places as

    Original URL path: http://cdesignc.org/blog/2015/10/01/the-health-of-active-play (2016-04-24)
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