Design matters. 
Do you know of a great project or program that highlights community, collaboration, and design?

The Community Design Collaborative is seeking submissions for Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design, an exhibition that showcases best practices in community design, participatory design, pro bono service, and public interest architecture.

Design firms, nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and others can submit either an exemplary project or program. All project types and scales are encouraged: large and small, built and unbuilt, new construction, adaptive reuse and preservation.

Submissions of programs (workshops, design charrettes, tours, exhibitions, etc.) should include a visual representation.

Intent to submit forms with accompanying pdf, a project description, and entry fee are due July 1, 2011.

The exhibition will open October 1, 2011 at the Center for Architecture in Philadelphia.

Entry fee: $75 Members (ACD, AAO, AIA, Collaborative volunteer active since 2001) or $100 Non-Members

Leverage: Strengthening Neighborhoods through Design will coincide with the launch of a special 20th Anniversary publication of the same name and the DESIGN IN ACTION 2011 Conference, a joint conference of Association for Community Design / Association of Architecture Organizations /Architecture + Design Education Network to be held in Philadelphia.

It will also be the Collaborative’s featured contribution for Design Philadelphia 2011, the largest city-wide design festival in the nation.

Visit the Leverage Exhibition website for complete details and to submit online

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