The Public Design Impact Initiative (PDII) is a Request for Proposal program inviting project proposals from nonprofit and community groups to match with local design professional services. This [bc] funded program guides selected projects through a community-engaged design process and builds partnerships between communities and designers that build the knowledge and experience of both to better serve others. PDII aims to provide community organizations the plans needed for fundraising, visioning, and construction of places that have a deep, lasting impact for the communities they serve. Projects include homes, environmental design, infrastructure, parks, and public space.

In 2016/2017, 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

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



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.


The deadline for our 2017 Request for Proposals in the Rio Grande Valley has now passed. You can find out more about the RFP on our 2017 PDII Request for Proposals post.

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