Neighborhood Design Center

The Neighborhood Design Center provides access to pro bono design services in underserved communities in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, MD. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies and fellow nonprofits, we support locally driven initiatives for neighborhoods pursuing improved quality of life within their built environments.

Since 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center has provided pro-bono planning and design services to over 2,200 community initiatives that have helped communities build new playgrounds, reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings, revitalize commercial districts, create community master plans, and beautify their neighborhoods.

At NDC, we believe:

  • Inclusive community-driven process plays a determining role in the quality of design.

  • Healthy places are built with consideration for social justice, environmental sustainability, and comprehension of the true character of a place and its people.

  • Everyone should have access to design excellence.

  • Unlikely alliances between local experts, design experts, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations are a key to neighborhood success.

  • Well-designed places enhance healthy cultural and democratic life in our neighborhoods.

Find our more about the Neighborhood Design Center at our website.

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