Archive for the ‘New Projects’ Category

Concordia Breaks Ground on Expansion Project

Tuesday, 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!

DC to Design USF Downtown Campus

Thursday, 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.

Turnstone Breaks Ground for New Expansion Project

Tuesday, 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.

Breaking New Ground in Downtown Fort Wayne

Friday, 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

Tuesday, 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!

ArtsLab Opens at the Auer Center

Monday, 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.

A New Year and a New Space for LeTourneau University

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014


LeTourneau University and DC are very excited about the opening of the new Anna Lee and Sidney Allen Family Student Center coming in March. Here’s a sneak peek at the new space, courtesy of LETU’s YouTube channel.

Hoernemann Stadium at Heidelberg University Moving Forward

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Field View - Final (Large)

DC is excited to announce that construction is moving forward on a major project at Heidelberg University to build the new Hoernemann Stadium and Fox Den Alumni Center. This facility will host various sporting events (including Heidelberg football which was ranked nationally in 2013!) and it will provide an important connection between the upper and lower areas of the Heidelberg campus. This is the third athletic project DC has completed at Heidelberg (the others being the Saurwein Wellness Center and their new turf field) and by improving student connectivity and providing engaging spaces to learn and train, we’re excited to see how DC was able to improve HU’s world so they can continue to achieve their academic and athletic goals.

LETU Student Center Nearly Complete!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

LETU SC 11-26-2013

After a little more than a year, the LeTourneau University Student Center is just about a month away from substantial completion. Transet Co. is doing a great job bringing the project together and working on finishing touches. The all-new LETU Student Center sits in the center of campus and adds a variety of new spaces for the LETU student body. The new Hive restaurant, campus bookstore, offices and gathering areas will provide even more community building opportunities among the students and faculty at LeTourneau.

LETU SC2 11-26-2013