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College of Environment and Design


Center for Community Design & Preservation

The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) serves as the Public Service and Outreach office for the College of Environment & Design. We provide opportunities for our faculty and students to engage in real-world projects and put their academic pursuits into practice.

Public Service Request Form

Design Charrettes

“Charrette” describes a rapid, intensive, and creative work session in which a design team focuses on a particular design problem and arrives at a collaborative solution. The Center for Community Design & Preservation conducts multiple community design charrettes a year through an innovative service-learning course.

FindIt! Survey Program

FindIt! is a state-wide, co-sponsored, cultural resource survey program created to help preserve and document historic resources throughout the state in order to facilitate their protection and serve as the first step in the preservation planning process.

Faculty Outreach

CED faculty are involved in a wide variety of Outreach activities as part of their classes, studios and research. Click the link above to learn how they are engaging their students in efforts that benefit a variety of community partners.

Service Learning

CED’s CCDP has been a campus leader in developing and testing global service-learning programs concentrating on issues of sustainability, low impact tourism, erosion control, outdoor recreation and civic leadership.

Volunteer Opportunities

CED students are presented with a wide variety of volunteer opportunities on and off campus through the Center for Community Design and Preservation as well as through other organizations with which CED has built a relationship.