DC Millenial Making a Difference

September 11th, 2014

2014 Millenials Making a Difference

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly has named architect Nathan Woods as one of 2014′s Millenials Making a Difference in Fort Wayne and everyone at Design Collaborative wants to congratulate Nathan on this much-deserved award. He has shown a clear commitment to the growth of Fort Wayne and especially the downtown area. To read more about Nathan and why he is part of this list of impressive young people, check out the online version of this publication.

DC Welcomes Mayor Tom Henry

September 3rd, 2014

Mayor Tom Henry visited DC to discuss the growth of Fort Wayne and the downtown area.

Recently, we had the privilege to interact with Mayor Tom Henry when he visited the Design Collaborative office. The Mayor took time from his busy schedule to visit several local businesses for informal chats about the future of Fort Wayne. As a downtown business with several important projects in Fort Wayne, we were ready with questions for the Mayor and we were excited to have the opportunity to hear part of his vision for the city.

DC Project Featured in Healthcare Design Magazine

August 7th, 2014

Parkview Noble Therapy

Design Collaborative’s project for Parkview Noble Therapy is being featured in Healthcare Design Magazine. This conversion of a former funeral home in Kendallville, IN, into a revitalized outpatient rehabilitation facility offered a unique opportunity to transform a space and enhance our client’s ability to serve the Noble County community. A big thanks to the Parkview Noble team and Healthcare Design Magazine for including our project in their publication!

DC on the Links with Kosciusko Chamber

July 31st, 2014

DC Wine Package GiveawayDesign Collaborative recently joined the fun in Warsaw at the Kosciusko Chamber Golf Classic. We were there to cheer on the duffers at Hole #1 and we provided ice cream for a quick energy boost! In addition, we quizzed the golfers on their knowledge of some of the buildings DC has designed in Kosciusko County. Most of the golfers were able to come up with the three mystery facilities (Grace College OCC, Maple Leaf Farms, and Biomet) and one lucky guesser, Chris Wiggins of Lake City Bank, won a wine package courtesy of Design Collaborative. Congrats Chris, and a special thanks to the Kosciusko Chamber for hosting this great event!

TRF 2014: Design Collaborative Chalks The Walk

July 16th, 2014

The 2014 DC Chalk Walk Team

The DC team once again graced the Main Street asphalt with their artistic talents during the Three Rivers Festival Chalk Walk. For 2014, we unearthed a prehistoric surprise under the streets of Downtown. A big thanks to the team who created this year’s masterpiece!

DC Chalk Walk 2014

DC Chalk Walk 2014

Concordia Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

July 15th, 2014

Concordia Groundbreaking

Concordia Lutheran Church and School just broke ground on a new 18,000 square foot expansion of their educational, religious and athletic facilities. This project, a design-build partnership by Design Collaborative and Strebig Construction, includes a new entry, locker rooms, concession area, plus a new arena designed to host a variety of athletic, church, and school events at Concordia. We are excited to continue our relationship with Concordia and to be a part of their ongoing growth in Fort Wayne!

Case Study: Energy Efficiency & The Bottom Line

July 9th, 2014

Wesley Seminary at IWU

Creating a sustainable space is about more than just winning awards and earning certifications. This case study shows how we helped a client find ways to save money in both the long and short-term by adding energy efficient and sustainable elements to their building.

Design Collaborative – Wesley Seminary at IWU

DC Donates Clock for Turnstone Gala Silent Auction

July 2nd, 2014
Part of the DC team and the wood and steel clock they created for Turnstone's Board of Directors' Gala: (l-r) Ryan Birkey, Craig Scully, Tim Terman, Matt Elliott, Nathan Woods

Part of the DC team and the wood and steel clock they created for Turnstone’s Board of Directors’ Gala: (l-r) Ryan Birkey, Craig Scully, Tim Terman, Matt Elliott, Nathan Woods

Design Collaborative recently participated in the annual Turnstone Board of Directors’ Gala which raises funds for their various programs to provide therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to people with disabilities. As part of the event, Turnstone held a silent auction and, as in past years,  the DC team worked together to design and build a unique piece to donate to the auction. This year, DC created a steel and wood clock which was extremely popular among bidders. It ended up being one of the highest selling items of the evening, raising $5,000 for Turnstone. We’re happy to have once again participated in this event for Turnstone and we can’t wait until next year’s auction!

DC to Design USF Downtown Campus

June 26th, 2014

USF Logo

The University of Saint Francis has announced that Design Collaborative will design their new Downtown Campus project in Fort Wayne. The project will convert the former Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce building into the new USF Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and the former Scottish Rite Auditorium will complete its transformation into the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, which will also house USF’s Music Technology program and Media Entrepreneurship Training in the Arts (META) program. We’ve had a long relationship with USF and we’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to continue that partnership with this important project.