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Design Collaborative Wins AIA Fort Wayne Award
Kelli Warner, Construction Engineer, Wins BCA Emerging Leader Award
LEDs vs. Incandescents: A Christmas Case Study
December 11, 2017
LEDs vs. Incandescents: A Christmas Case Study

By replacing your incandescent strands of Christmas lights with LEDs, you'll save enough money to put in that swimming pool. And if there's enough left over, you'll be able to fly the whole family down to help you dedicate it!

Design Collaborative Wins Excellence In Construction Award
Water Wants to Ruin Your Building
December 4, 2017
Water Wants to Ruin Your Building

Figuring out where and how water is getting into your building after construction is complete is incredibly difficult and potentially expensive. That’s why it is critical to make sure that a Water Resistive Barrier is effectively designed, detailed, and constructed in your next building project.

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.