LeTourneau Student Center Grand Opening

March 18th, 2014

LeTourneau Student Centerr

DC is excited to be part of the new LeTourneau University Student Center, which opened this week in Longview, Texas. Students and faculty have been wowed by the facility which includes a game room, (with XBOX and PlayStation consoles), a multi-purpose meeting space, a prayer room, a commuter lounge, study rooms, and other spaces, including a new restaurant named The Hive where busy LeTourneau Yellowjackets can grab a bite between classes. The entire university is buzzing (sorry, I had to do it) about the new space and we’re thrilled to have been a part of it.

Check out this time lapse video of the LeTourneau Student Center being constructed!

DC Designers Strut Their Stuff at IIDA Fashion Show

March 7th, 2014

IIDA Fashion Show - Jess

High fashion supermodels wear some pretty outrageous stuff, but an outfit made of wallpaper? On February 28, a team of DC designers joined forces with MDC to create a fashionable ensemble for the IIDA Avant Garb Fashion Show in Indianapolis. DC and MDC chose the theme 50’s era bombshell for their entry and the outfit was made with a variety of wall covering products, including fabrics, glass beads, and even thermoplastic sheets. Congrats to the design team of Lauren Curvey, Lori Donovan, Natalie Patka, Kelsey Rowe, Kelli Warner and designer/model Jess Miller for doing an outstanding job!

DC Bootcamp Helping Our Team Stay Fit

March 5th, 2014
The DC Bootcamp Team (before their trainer puts them through their paces)

The DC Bootcamp Team (before their trainer puts them through their paces)

We all know the DC team is tough and ready for any challenge, but when a group of them decided to sign up for a 6am YMCA boot camp, they earned some serious respect. This group of 15 morning maniacs has been feeling the burn for a few weeks now and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Thanks to the YMCA (and boot camp trainer Elizabeth) for helping our team stay committed to being physically fit!

Young Professionals Forum Comes to DC

March 4th, 2014
Stephanie Veit of YLNI presents at BCA Young Professionals Forum (February 26, 2014)

Stephanie Veit of YLNI presents at BCA Young Professionals Forum (February 26, 2014)

On February 26, DC hosted the BCA Young Professionals Forum which brings together young employees of Building Contractors Association member companies and provides education and networking opportunities. This forum included presentations about “Attracting and Retaining Young Talent” from Bill Brown of the Downtown Improvement District, Justin Clupper of Greater Fort Wayne, and Stephanie Veit of Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana. DC was excited to be able to host the event and we want to thank all of the attendees and presenters for making it a fun and informative evening.

George Morrison Visits DC DesignWerks

February 24th, 2014
"Array" is currently on display at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

“Array” is currently on display at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center

Fort Wayne Artist George Morrison recently visited the DC team to talk about ceramics and other public art and how it can be integrated into architecture. George actually comes from the architecture world himself with 35 years experience as an architect and he showed our team many of the architectural elements in the sculptures he creates. Much of his work can be seen throughout Fort Wayne and the surrounding area, including many of the Sculptures with a Purpose and his Flights of Friendship piece in Fort Wayne International Airport. We had a great time meeting George and learning more about his work and how we can integrate large art in our future projects. To see more of his work, check out GeorgeMorrisonCeramics.com.

Design Collaborative named one of Indiana’s Best Places To Work

February 19th, 2014

Indiana chamber

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce just announced the 100 Best Places to Work in the state and Design Collaborative is on the list for the fourth time! On May 1, we’ll find out where we rank among our fellow Best Places to Work, but no matter where we are on the list, we’re extremely proud of our team for consistently making DC a great place to work every day.

Read more about the award in this news release from Inside Indiana Business.

DC Welcomes Spring Interns

February 4th, 2014

DC 2014 Spring Interns

Design Collaborative is excited to announce that we have hired spring interns Megan Culp, Spencer Blaney, Andrew Brindley, Fabiola Yep and Ethan Eichorn. While at Design Collaborative, Spencer, Andrew, Megan and Fabiola will assist with the architectural design for several projects while Ethan will assist our engineers. It’s always amazing to see the work our interns are able to produce and we’re sure this group will be no exception. Welcome to DC!

ArtsLab Opens at the Auer Center

January 27th, 2014

artslab auer opening

DC recently joined Arts United Fort Wayne for the opening of the new ArtsLab theater inside the Auer Center. ArtsLab is designed to be more than just a performance space. It is meant to become an artistic incubator to inspire both current local artists and to grow our arts community. DC is proud to have been a part of this new addition to the Fort Wayne cultural scene.

DC Hires Marketing and Communications Coordinator

January 24th, 2014

Rob Hines

Design Collaborative is proud to announce that we have hired Rob Hines as our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Rob earned his Bachelor of Arts in Media & Public Communications at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. A Fort Wayne native, Rob has worked in sales and marketing for much of his career, and he even spent some time behind the microphone at 1190 WOWO Radio. His experience working in and around Fort Wayne will be invaluable to Design Collaborative’s marketing efforts.