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Promenade Park, Riverfront Fort Wayne: Building a Park, Building a Community
September 5, 2019
Promenade Park, Riverfront Fort Wayne: Building a Park, Building a Community

Promenade Park is the first phase of Riverfront Fort Wayne development. It’s also a celebration of history, a vision for the future, a world-class destination, and a place for all people.

Beyond LEED: Why Colleges & Universities Need Green Roofs
September 4, 2019
Beyond LEED: Why Colleges & Universities Need Green Roofs

Design Collaborative’s Higher Education studio has completed over 3 acres of green roofs in the past five years alone. Green roofs have grown from a fashion statement to become a key pillar of many institutions’ strategic plans.

Art and Placemaking
August 12, 2019
Art and Placemaking

Art is intentionally placed everywhere – you just have to look for it. Here, we explore examples of the way outside artists have contributed to creative placemaking in our projects.

All About DC's Intern Development Program
July 15, 2019
All About DC's Intern Development Program

If you're a college student studying architecture, engineering, interior design, or graphic design, learn about DC's Intern Development Program and see if it's for you!

Exploring Design Through Physical Modeling
July 8, 2019
Architects Explore Healthcare Project Through Physical Model

Creating excitement, curiosity, and understanding with a physical model.

Meet the People: Gaby Moynahan
Project Spotlight: Shindigz
Design Collaborative Wins Excellence in Construction Award for Notre Dame Green Roof
June 17, 2019
Design Collaborative Wins Excellence in Construction Award for Notre Dame Green Roof

Design Collaborative was awarded an Excellence in Construction Award by the Michiana Builders Association for our work on the green roof at the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center at the University Of Notre Dame.

Construction Engineer Bob Sanderson Earns Registered Roof Consultant Certification
June 10, 2019
Construction Engineer Bob Sanderson Earns Registered Roof Consultant Certification

Sanderson is one of nine people in Indiana with the certification.

Meet the People: Jason Baker
Ohio Valley Bank on the Square
May 28, 2019
Ohio Valley Bank on the Square

Ohio Valley Bank is going home. They're renovating the building they established in 1896 in the downtown square of Gallipolis, Ohio.

3D Model-Making, Past and Present
May 22, 2019
3D Model-Making, Past and Present

Model-making has always been an important part of architecture, from the large, room-sized models of Eero Saarinen to the smaller handheld models that you can find in a college architecture studio. But digital fabrication and the development of newer technology have allowed model-making techniques like 3D printing to become not only a possibility, but practical as well.

Exploring Kinetic Envelopes
May 20, 2019
Exploring Kinetic Envelopes

What is a kinetic envelope, and how do they influence buildings in different geographic regions?

Empathy and Inclusive Design
May 13, 2019
Empathy and Inclusive Design

Do we understand well enough our motivations as designers? Do we take commissions because we feel we can make a real difference, or because it might look great on our website? There’s no reason that those things must be mutually exclusive, but it’s important that designers understand the positive social impact of their work must be valued at least as much as website clicks.

Meet the People: Kelli Warner