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Ballinger Recognized for Service to Community Design Collaborative

Ballinger’s Sarah Blitzer, RA and Christine Larsen were recently honored for their contributions to Philadelphia’s Community Design Collaborative, a local organization that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia.

The annual Community Design Collaborative Volunteer Awards highlight volunteers who showcase design excellence, ingenuity, and continued service and dedication to the organization. Sarah Blitzer, a Collaborative volunteer since 2017, contributed to a conceptual design for the Church of the Holy Trinity Rittenhouse Square Welcome and Resource Center. The project team was honored with the Outstanding Effort Award for making excellent design accessible, fostering volunteer-client collaboration, and generating community impact.  Christine Larsen, who has served on the Community Design Collaborative’s Board of Directors since 2019, was recognized with the Committee Leadership Award for extraordinary committee service.

Ballinger views social responsibility as crucial to the success of our firm and our city. We are proud to be a Corporate Champion of the Collaborative and have donated over 650 pro bono hours to improve equitable access to design.

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Observations from the Epicenter

Ballinger architect Sarah J. Blitzer, RA coauthored an article about COVID-19’s potential impact on hospital design, published in the January/February 2021 issue of Medical Construction & Design. She collaborated with two Columbia University Irving Medical Center residents, Nicholas J. Shea, MD, MS and David Blitzer, MD. The observations, based on the residents’ experience treating COVID patients and Sarah’s understanding of healthcare design, focus on flexibility, infection control and social distancing.

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