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Engaging Students By Design
November 27, 2017
Engaging Students By Design

Between studying, building relationships, relaxing, and sleeping, students spend a significant amount of time in their residence halls. That’s why investing in community-building spaces in residence halls is a great strategy for increasing engagement.

DC25: Giving Back to Our Community
November 25, 2017
DC25: Giving Back to Our Community

Throughout our 25 year history, we’ve assisted many organizations and nonprofits that our staff are passionate about. We’re thankful for the work these groups do each day, and we’re happy to give our time and talent to them.

Staying Current on Sustainability and High Performance Buildings
November 16, 2017
Staying Current on Sustainability and High Performance Buildings

While LEED has been around for over a decade, there is still so much to learn about green building in our ever-evolving industry.

Meet the People: Kevin Scully
DC25: A Snapshot of People-First Healthcare Spaces
October 25, 2017
DC25: A Snapshot of People-First Healthcare Spaces

We've served many healthcare clients over the last 25 years.

I Design Schools. Today, I was Principal.
October 19, 2017
I Design Schools. Today, I was Principal.

Architect Jeremiah Hatfield experiences education firsthand as Principal for a Day at Lane Middle School.

Design Collaborative Named Among Industry's Best in PSMJ's 2017 Circle of Excellence
DC Welcomes Steve Staley!
August 17, 2017
DC Welcomes Steve Staley!

Steve Staley joins Design Collaborative's Business Development team.

Design Collaborative Wins Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Awards
People-First Workplaces
July 10, 2017
People-First Workplaces

People-first workplaces allow teams to achieve their purpose and help staff perform at a higher level. That, in turn, leads to an increase in the overall performance and profits of the organization.

DC25: We ♥ Fort Wayne
June 25, 2017
DC25: We ♥ Fort Wayne

Downtown Fort Wayne is thriving and growing more each and every year. We’re proud to play a small role in this growth, and be located in the heart of a city where momentum like this is not only possible, but encouraged.

Welcome to Electric Works!
June 9, 2017
Welcome to Electric Works!

What was once the General Electric campus will soon be completely transformed into Electric Works. The redevelopment will give new life to the historic buildings, currently in a state of urban decay.

DC25: A Snapshot of People-First Higher Education Spaces
May 25, 2017
DC25: A Snapshot of People-First Higher Education Spaces

We've served many higher education clients over the last 25 years.

DC25: Work Hard. Have Fun.
April 25, 2017
DC25: Work Hard. Have Fun.

As long as we've existed, we've been having fun as a team. Coming to work can be fun when you love what you do.

Confronting the Challenges Facing Small, Private Colleges
April 10, 2017
Confronting the Challenges Facing Small, Private Colleges

Demographics, economics, regulatory changes, and structural challenges are four critical issues affecting small, private higher education institutions today.