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Small Practice Group - Giving Back with the Neighborhood Design Center

June 29, 2018
8:15 AM EDT - 9:30 AM EDT
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Home Office of Sharon Washburn

Bethesda, MD

Founded in 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods through community-engaged design and planning services. Through the Community Design Works program, NDC works with volunteers including architects, planners, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, graphic artists, and development and construction -professionals, who provide thousands of hours of pro-bono services each year. Prince George's County Program Manager Allie O'Neill will talk about NDC's decades-long tradition of working with the local design community and the ways in which architects in the region can volunteer to help under-resourced communities build new playgrounds, reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings, revitalize commercial districts, create community master plans, and beautify their neighborhoods. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the history of the Neighborhood Design Center, and its roots in the 1968 civil rights challenge issued to the 100th Convetion of the American Institute of Architects by the Urban League's Whitney M. Young, Jr. 
  • Participants will learn about NDC's Community Design Works program and the role architects can play in the development of healthy, equitable neighborhoods for all.
  • Participants will understand how the volunteer process with NDC works.
  • Participants will understand the benefits of volunteering with NDC for architects, the design profession and the communities we serve.

1 LU

   AIAPV members earn 1 point!


$0.00 AIAPV Member - SPG: Neighborhood Design Center

$0.00 Other AIA Chapter Member - SPG: Neighborhood Design Center

$10.00 Non-Member - SPG: Neighborhood Design Center



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