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 Lutheran 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.

Sign Up Today for the 2014 TRF Egg Drop!

June 19th, 2014
Will your design make the grade or will your egg crack under the pressure?

Will your design make the grade or will you crack under the pressure?

On Sunday, July 13, eggs will fly in Downtown Fort Wayne!

Design Collaborative and Science Central are once again presenting the Three Rivers Festival Egg Drop and you can sign up now to be part of the messy fun. Of course, the point is to avoid making a mess by designing and constructing a container that will protect one egg when it is dropped from high above Barr Street, but the spectacular smashes are always fun to watch too! We’ll provide the egg and we’ll do the drop. All you need to do is bring your brilliant (and creative) ideas and watch the fun!

All ages are invited to participate and you can sign up here. We can’t wait to see your amazing designs soar on July 13!

Turnstone Breaks Ground for New Expansion Project

June 17th, 2014

Turnstone Ground Breaking

Turnstone recently broke ground to begin expansion of its Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility which will soon house a larger fieldhouse for track sports and basketball, a warm water therapy and exercise pool, plus an expanded health and wellness center. All of these facilities will be fully accessible, and Design Collaborative is extremely excited to be part of the team designing this new space for Turnstone.

Getting Ready to Break New Ground in Downtown Fort Wayne

May 9th, 2014
Bill Bean of Hanning and Bean talks to the press about the residential tower being built alongside the Ash Brokerage headquarters as Tim Ash and Mayor Tom Henry look on.
Bill Bean of Hanning & Bean talks to the press about the DC-designed residential tower being built alongside the Ash Brokerage headquarters as Tim Ash and Mayor Tom Henry look on.

The developers working on the new mixed-use residential and commercial building in Downtown Fort Wayne which will house Ash Brokerage’s headquarters along with a new 17 story residential tower for Hanning & Bean revealed new images of the project and announced that construction will begin this summer.

To get some idea of how exciting this project is going to be for downtown residents and anyone who visits Fort Wayne, check out our animation of the project.


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!