We engage Western North Carolina in creative community based design to promote healthy, thriving and equitable communities.
We value inclusive community input and engagement and believe that community-based design leads to healthy, thriving and equitable communities.
We value a multi-disciplinary approach to design excellence and are committed to the American Institute of Architects’ principles for livable communities.
- Design on a human scale
- Provide choices
- Encourage mixed-use development
- Preserve urban centers
- Vary transportation options
- Build vibrant public spaces
- Create a neighborhood identity
- Protect environmental resources
- Conserve landscapes
- Design matters
We value transparency and as, an independent nonprofit design center, we strive to be an honest broker of services.