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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
Design Collaborative Wins Two 2019 Building Contractors Association Awards
Technology in the Evolving Workplace
April 29, 2019
Technology in the Evolving Workplace

Technology has greatly impacted the way we communicate and collaborate with one another in the workplace over the last decade. We have the opportunity to work from almost anywhere, whenever and however we want to, using wireless and mobile technology.

Physical Study Models
April 25, 2019
Physical Study Models

Continuing our celebration of National Architecture Week, Architect David West discusses the construction of hand-crafted, physical study models.

Architects: More Than Designer Eyeglasses and Black Sweaters
April 22, 2019
Architects: More Than Designer Eyeglasses and Black Sweaters

"My favorite thing about National Architecture Week is that it forces our collective profession to think critically about how we engage with the rest of the world... Unless you’re a designer, you’ve probably never been fully aware of the influence good design has on your life. Spaces influence a lot about how we feel and operate."

How Does a Solar Power System Work?
April 15, 2019
How Does a Solar Power System Work?

When light strikes a solar panel, energy is imparted to the atoms in the panel. Learn more about how a solar power system works, and discover if it's right for your needs.

Project Spotlight: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Meet the People: Greg Estes