Community Design Collaborative Seeks Design Teams

The Community Design Collaborative in partnership with Partners for Sacred Places is excited to announce the next phase of Infill Philadelphia! Join us to demonstrate that underutilized space in historic sacred properties throughout Philadelphia can be activated in ways that expand the civic commons, serve a larger secular purpose, and strengthen communities! Sacred Places/Civic Spaces is funded by the William Penn Foundation.

The Community Design Collaborative and Partners for Sacred Places are calling for design teams for the Sacred Places/Civic Spaces Design Challenge, an interactive design process in which three multidisciplinary design teams will be paired with the congregations of three real-life, historic sacred places located in Philadelphia neighborhoods. Together they will create innovative design and development concepts for incorporating civic spaces into sacred places. The deadline to submit is April 9, 2018.

Consistent with the Collaborative’s mission to provide pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations, while creating engaging volunteer opportunities for design professionals, the Challenge design teams will be volunteering their time and design expertise. However, while all design services are pro bono, each design team will receive a stipend of $10,000 to cover direct costs associated with the Challenge.

In addition to ongoing promotion and a final public presentation and exhibit of work at the Sacred Places/Civic Spaces Reveal Event, design teams and their work will be profiled in the final Sacred Places/Civic Spaces publication. The Collaborative and Partners will also seek opportunities for teams to present at conferences and forums, as well as opportunities for additional exhibitions.

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