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Design Collaborative Celebrates Groundbreakings for Two Indiana Projects

FORT WAYNE, IN – Design Collaborative (DC), recently announced construction is officially in full swing on the new planetarium in Science Central downtown Fort Wayne. The team including Science Central, the University of Saint Francis, Design Collaborative, and Ash Enterprises celebrates with a groundbreaking ceremony in early September.

The high-tech 1,800 SF renovated space located on the west side of the Science Central building will be house a 21-foot-high dome that will feature a star ball, donated by Saint Francis University, surrounded by seating for 60 people, and a digital projector system. After completion in the summer of 2024, this location will serve as the only public planetarium in Northeast Indiana.

Design Collaborative also held a groundbreaking ceremony in September at Rush Memorial Hospital’s Milroy Clinic. This rustic, modern healthcare facility is set to be completed in early summer 2024. Rush Memorial looks forward to expanding services offered in the city of Milroy and providing excellent care to a rural community.

Design goals were met on the project using warm tones and textures of natural materials to compliment the simple geometry and black and white color palette associated with modern styling. In comparison to most medical facilities, the unique design elements paired with natural daylighting in the patient waiting area provide a comfortable, inviting atmosphere for both patients and caregivers in what is typically a stressful environment. The scope of this project includes exam rooms, a nurses station, a lobby and main entrance, lab rooms, and a staff break room.

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