ADC is an independent, nonprofit agency founded in 2006 on the belief that everyone deserves good design. Planning builds community, and design shapes our lives every day—yet few of us have easy access to an architect, engineer, landscape architect or planner. ADC recruits volunteer professionals to work with communities to develop design solutions that enhance our quality of life.


We engage Western North Carolina
in creative community based design to promote
healthy, thriving and equitable communities.


            • We only work in communities where we have been invited.
            • We bring a multi-disciplinary team of volunteer designers to every project.
            • We use a community-driven design process–our volunteers use your ideas to create better design solutions.