DC Recognized for Intern Development Program

November 5th, 2014

IDP Firm Award

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards recently announced the winners of the 2014-2017 Intern Development Program awards and Design Collaborative made the list! The awards recognize architecture firms throughout the country that excel in educating and supporting young employees. DC has made intern development an integral part of our corporate strategy and we continue to bring in the best and brightest young architects and engineers. If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming an architecture or engineering intern at DC, contact us today!

DC Currently Seeking Mechanical and Electrical Engineers

October 9th, 2014


DC is looking for qualified and dedicated mechanical and electrical engineers to join our team. If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, go to our LinkedIn job posting and apply today!

DC Superstars Win YMCA Corporate Challenge

October 7th, 2014

DC Corp Challenge 2014

We’re number one!! We’re number one!! The Design Collaborative volleyball team pulled off a convincing performance in the final event of the 2014 Fort Wayne YMCA Corporate Challenge to clinch the overall victory for DC. Over 8 grueling events, the team battled all summer and dominated their competition to bring home the trophy! Well done, team!!

Ron Dick Wins Edward D. Pierre Service Award

October 3rd, 2014

Ron Dick AIA Pierre Award

At this year’s Indiana convention of the American Institute of Architects, Design Collaborative Principal and Architect Ron Dick accepted the 2014 Edward D. Pierre AIA Service Award. This honor recognizes AIA members who are active members of the communities in which they serve through both their architecture work and volunteer affiliations. Aside from the many Design Collaborative projects that Ron has spearheaded to improve the Fort Wayne area, he has also devoted much of his time to various local organizations through both leadership and active participation. His commitment to the Fort Wayne community serves as an example to his team at DC and to his peers in the architecture industry. We want to congratulate Ron on this much-deserved award!

DC Runners at Fort4Fitness

September 30th, 2014
DC at F4F

Kelly Shields (not his real hair) and Ryan Birkey were still smiling after completing the Fort4Fitness half-marathon.

On September 27, nearly 10,000 runners came together to test their physical limits during the Fort4Fitness event in downtown Fort Wayne. Several DC athletes participated in the 13.1 mile half-marathon. We want to congratulate Ryan Birkey, Jeremiah Hatfield, Kelly Shields, Justin Vedder and Rachel Vedder for their accomplishment!

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!