May 17th, 2013
On May 16th, a group of DC associates were welcomed by Principal Brenda West at South Wayne Elementary School for JA in a Day. Our volunteers taught life skills to the K-5 classes who were very attentive to this extremely inexperienced group of “teachers!”
May 9th, 2013
Design Collaborative was recognized last week before a crowd of more than 1,200 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis during the unveiling of the rankings for the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana list. Founding partners Pat Pasterick and Terry Wagner accepted the award on behalf of the firm. DC, who was the only Fort Wayne company in the small companies’ category, placed 31st.
April 26th, 2013
Last week, Design Collaborative hosted its second in a series of forum events titled “Healthy Hospitals.” Facility directors, managers, and safety staff from area hospitals joined us in DC University for breakfast presentations that focused on the safety of both patients and staff. Speakers from the Copper Development Association in New York City came out to discuss the use of antimicrobial copper in controlling infections. The second presentation was from Wieland, a local healthcare furniture designer and manufacturer. Their presentation focused on the changing design of patient room furniture to help reduce injuries for nurses and patients.
April 23rd, 2013
On Saturday, Principal Ron Dick attended the grand opening of the newest Eddie Merlot’s location in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Our latest project features 11,000 sf of dining space including three private dining rooms, two wine cellars, an expanded lounge, stained glass mosaic artwork by William Lupkin Designs, and al fresco dining (Italian’s fancy way of saying outdoor seating.)
Design Collaborative has enjoyed our 12-year relationship with Platinum Restaurants and will start construction next month on the 10th Eddie Merlot’s location in downtown Pittsburgh.
April 2nd, 2013
Design Collaborative has been working diligently on plans for the new 27,000 sq. ft. addition to St. Peter’s, set to begin construction this summer. Click here to read more about this new project.
March 7th, 2013
DC is proud to announce that Manchester University-College of Pharmacy has won a 2013 Building Contractors Association (BCA) Excellence in Construction Award in the “New Construction—Over $4 Million” category. Manchester, Design Collaborative, and Michael Kinder and Sons will be honored for this award on April 18 at the BCA Spring Membership Dinner.
As part of the new Parkview Regional Medical Center campus in Fort Wayne, Manchester University’s new College of Pharmacy is an 80,000 square feet facility that features three flexible meeting rooms, research labs, faculty offices, an upper level unprogrammed gathering space, and a conferencing center which includes a 180-seat auditorium.
Congratulations to Manchester University, and the entire project team for this outstanding achievement!
February 26th, 2013
We just heard that DC was named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for 2013! This is the third time we’ve received this honor which is based on results from an employer questionnaire and an employee satisfaction survey.
We’re not bragging but…we agree that DC is a great place to work. Not just because of events like go karting at lunch or ice cream parties sponsored by Terry’s late timesheet fund (Thanks Terry!), but also because everyone here works together toward our mission of improving people’s worlds.
February 12th, 2013
We’re excited for the community of Grabill, who announced yesterday plans for their newest attraction−Grabillhaus. Click here to learn more.
January 25th, 2013
In January, DC welcomed our new high school intern, Neisha Freshley. Neisha, a junior at Wayne-New Tech Academy, will assist the staff with various administrative and project needs while getting a unique glimpse into the life of an architect and engineer. Although she hasn’t made up her mind yet where she’d like to attend college, she’s hoping this experience will help narrow down a field of interest.
Fun fact about Neisha: She is PETRIFIED of spiders! Welcome to the team!