About NDC.

Creating stronger communities.

There is inspiration in the whole idea of quality of life and how space affects living.

Neighborhoods are where we experience life. Our commitment to neighborhood revitalization through access to affordable, professional design services remains constant. 

There is value in all places. We work in neighborhoods that others only talk about. We are equally balanced between authenticity, altruism, and thoughtfulness. We are respectful, transparent, and unbiased. Our model for community engagement consistently produces outstanding outcomes and allows us to paint the future-forward vision of what neighborhoods can be.

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OUR PARTNERS

Area Development Foundation of Knox County

BA Workshop

Campus Partners

City of Columbus

City of Worthington

Columbus and Franklin County Land Banks

The Columbus Foundation

Franklin County Economic Development & Planning

Franklinton Board of Trade

Fredericktown Community Development Foundation

Godman Guild

Greater Columbus Arts Council

King Business Interiors

Knox County Landmarks Foundation

Lumenomics

Meyers + Associates Architecture

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Ohio State University

Parsons Area Merchants Association

Prairie Township

RT Design Studio

St. Stephen’s Community House

Steiner + Associates

Tom E. Dailey Foundation

United Way of Central Ohio

University District Organization

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OUR VISION

That our work results in the transformational improvement of the built environment to support neighborhood vitality and quality placemaking for communities in Columbus and Central Ohio.

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OUR MISSION

To promote economic prosperity and an enriched quality of life through the rediscovery and revitalization of the built environment in underserved communities. Our team of design professionals and students utilize design thinking, public engagement, project visioning, and advocacy in the pursuit of these aspirations.

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Discover the rich legacy of the
Neighborhood Design Center.

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What we do.

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ACCESS TO DESIGN SERVICES

Provide and advocate for affordable, broad and easy access to expert planning and design services for organizations and businesses in our community.

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ENGAGE PARTNERS

Engage NDC partners directly in our work, including active collaboration and leveraging resources of allied organizations.

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COMMUNITY
GOOD

Embrace and champion the greater community good in our work, including service as a voice for our communities and realizing tangible improvements.

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NURTURE
DESIGN
TALENT

Demonstrate our commitment to the training and development of current and future design professionals.

How we do it. (#1)

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We nurture the future generation of interdisciplinary designers. 

LEARN
HOW

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We use our skillsets
to help others.

LEARN
HOW

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We are committed to an inclusive and holistic process that represents a community's aspirations.

LEARN
HOW

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We embody a
community-first mindset.

LEARN
HOW

How we do it. (#2)