DC in the Queen City

Design Collaborative recently opened a branch in Charlotte, NC. We love our hometown community of Fort Wayne, IN, and are thrilled to open our arms to the community of Charlotte. DC has worked in the Carolinas for many years, and we finally decided to establish a physical office there to be closer to our clients. 


Charlotte is well known as the Queen City, and we feel like kings and queens every time we go! But why does this thriving city bear such a queenly nickname? The city of Charlotte was founded in 1768 by European settlers. This was during a time when King George III still ruled the Colonies.


King George III

By Allan Ramsay - vgGv1tsB1URdhg at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23604082

King George III's queen cohort at the time was Queen Charlotte. The surrounding county was named Mecklenburg after the queen's birthplace in Germany, and the new hamlet was named for the queen herself. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport and North College Street have statues of Queen Charlotte still today. (Information from charlottesgotalot.com). 


Queen Charlotte

By Allan Ramsay - Royal Collection Object 405308, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37588354

We are excited to be a part of the Queen City, rich with history and a vision of a great future ahead. Stop by our new Charlotte office to say hello!


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Written by:
Amber Eberly
Business Development & Marketing Coordinator
Design Collaborative
For more information, contact:
Tracey Gould
Business Development & Marketing Director
Design Collaborative