ABOUT COMMUNITY DESIGN ALLIANCE
A PERSONAL PASSION FOR COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION
Cindy and Mike Dingeldein co-founded Community Design Alliance (CDA) in 2012 with the goal of continuing a community-based architecture, design and planning firm in a downtown Hamilton storefront. CDA strives to support and inspire the revitalization of the City of Hamilton and all greater Butler County communities by offering effective architectural and interior design solutions through partnerships of public and private entities to leverage creative and cost effective solutions. Community Design Alliance is also a registered EDGE (Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity) certified firm with the state of Ohio under the HUB Zone designation of both the CDA office location on High St. in downtown and the Dingeldein’s residence in the Rossville Historic District. The EDGE certification is a complimentary component of the mission of CDA to support the revitalization of Hamilton’s urban fabric.
Cindy and Mike each bring nearly 30 years of experience in design and project management to every new project. Over their respective careers with SHP Leading Design, which was founded in Hamilton, Ohio over 100 years ago, they have been involved in over 1 billion dollars in public and private projects, and are both currently involved with many Hamilton community redevelopment efforts through volunteer boards and commissions. Cindy retired from SHP in 2009, and in 2012, Mike made the decision to move out of his role as a partner at SHP to become more deeply involved in the community and economic redevelopment of Hamilton and Butler County. Mike has a strong interest in community planning, is an accredited member of the Congress for New Urbanism, and is the Executive Director of the Hamilton CORE Fund, which provides financial resources for qualified residential and commercial real estate projects within Hamilton’s urban core.