Many social issues can be successfully addressed through thoughtful design and planning interventions. The Public Design Impact Initiative (PDII) provides opportunities for partnerships between design professionals and community-based organizations who do not usually have access to design services. 

buildingcommunityWORKSHOP has found that the partnerships between designers/architects and community-based organizations are mutually beneficial, building the knowledge and experience of both to better serve others. With that in mind, [bc] is inviting community groups and organizations to submit design project proposals to be matched with local design professionals. This year, as part of a collaborative effort to extend equity in design to rural, colonia areas, [bc] is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations and community groups based in the Rio Grande Valley. 

How you can get involved:

Nonprofit and community groups:

Designers:

  • Are you a designer, architect, landscape architect, engineer, graphic designer, artist or planner interested in providing services for PDII projects? Fill out the Designer Request for Qualifications to apply to be a Partner or Advisor for PDII; and to stay up-to-date on future volunteer and partnership opportunities.

Questions and comments related to the Public Design Impact Initiative may be directed to Elizabeth Jones (Dallas) at elizabeth@bcworkshop.org or 214.252.2900 or Elaine Morales Diaz (RGV) at elaine@bcworkshop.org or 956.443.2211.