The work of the Center integrates:
• a participative approach to architectural, urban, object and graphic design;
• education that reinforces a comprehensive vision for creating sustainable urban environments;
• development of the urban built environment through applied research, analysis and advocacy.
The goal is to produce quality design solutions which respond to locally defined concerns.
The Design Center works with students, local design professionals and community-based development organizations to enhance local leadership capacity and to promote quality design. Utilizing broad-based community participation in conjunction with advanced design technologies, the Design Center produces excellent projects that respond to local concerns. The center’s work has won numerous awards for design excellence and has been published in several publications. (Source: DCDC website)