Archive for November, 2009

DC Designs Scale Model of Lincoln Tower

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

On Thursday, November 24, Design Collaborative unveiled its scale model of the Lincoln Tower as part of the “Downtown Landmarks” exhibit at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.  The exhibit includes detailed scale models of famous Fort Wayne architectural and historical landmarks.  “Downtown Landmarks” will run daily at the Conservatory through April 4, 2010.  The DC design team for the model included (from L to R):  Justin Vedder, Stefanie Balzotti, Nick Knoblauch, and Ron Dick.

DC Lincoln Tower Model

Registered Architect Chris Stine Joins Design Collaborative

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Registered Architect Christopher Stine, AIA, NCARB recently joined Design Collaborative.  A native of Warsaw, Indiana, Chris has over 19 years of architectural design experience.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University.  Chris will lead Design Collaborative’s New Tech School and K-12 school design market.  Chris and his family have lived in Fort Wayne for the past 15 years. 

Chris Stine

 News Release (pdf)

Asbury Seminary Groundbreaking

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

On Monday, November 9th, administrators, faculty, trustees and guests attended the groundbreaking of the Phase I Housing project for Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.  Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury, presided over the event.  The Design/Build contractor is Irmscher, Inc. from Fort Wayne, partnered with Design Collaborative, The LandPlan Group and GRW civil engineers.  Phase I is a 100-unit development for seminary students, consisting of 2 and 3 bedroom family apartments.   The design creates a community “neighborhood” feel.  Jeremy Hatfield, NCARB, LEED AP is the Project Manager for Design Collaborative.  The DC project team includes Ron Dick, Justin Vedder, Kelly Shields, Eric Sank and Jason Baker.   

Asbury Groundbreaking

DC Attends Reopening of Calhoun Street

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

On November 24th, in a ceremony at the corner of Wayne and Calhoun Streets, Mayor Tom Henry and other city officials reopened Calhoun Street to north-south traffic.  The $1.1 million dollar project involved new street lighting, designed by Eric Sank, P.E. of Design Collaborative, replacement of trees along Calhoun Street, and repaving of this main N-S street in downtown Fort Wayne.  The sidewalk widths were reduced by a total of 8′ to accommodate the north-south traffic between Berry and Washington Streets. 

Calhoun Press Conference

Calhoun Street

DC Participates in Annual Junior Achievement Drive

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

On, Tuesday, November 17th, DC team members Pat Pasterick and Kelly Cady joined volunteers from NIPSCO and Grabill Bank to raise funds to support Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana.  The three teams raised over $6,000 for the organization.  Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana’s mission is to teach personal finance, economics and workforce readiness to 94,000 students in 25 counties.  (Pictured below from L to R:  Larry Graham, NIPSCO; Kelly Cady, Design Collaborative; Steve Sisson, Grabill Bank; and Pat Pasterick, Design Collaborative. )  

JA Business Drive 2009

Swiss Re Breaks Ground

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

On Wednesday, October 21st, Swiss Re broke ground on their new 80,000-sq. ft. corporate office building in Fort Wayne.  Ron Dick, AIA, LEED® AP of Design Collaborative, led the design of this modern, environmentally friendly facility.

Swiss Re Rendering

DC Attends One Resource Group Open House

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

On Wednesday, October 28th, One Resource Group celebrated their new Fort Wayne offices with an Open House event.  DC provided architecture, engineering and interior design services on the new $3.5m corporate headquarters.  The DC team was led by Kevin Scully, NCARB, and Jeremy Koomler, NCARB.

Van Wert County Hospital “Tops Off” E.D. Addition

Monday, November 9th, 2009

On November 9th, Van Wert County Hospital celebrated the “topping off” ceremony for the new Emergency Dept. now being built by Weigand Construction.  The $5m project is scheduled to be completed in June 2010.  The Design Collaborative team is led by William R. Ledger, AIA, ACHA, LEED® AP.