The Collaborative’s early design assistance helps nonprofits succeed in the challenging arena of community and economic development. Our skilled volunteers work side by side with communities to put their visions down on paper and advance to the next stage: gaining support, raising funds, and building projects.
The Collaborative gives nonprofits access to preliminary design services by matching them with architects, landscape architects, urban planners, preservationists, engineers, cost estimators, and other volunteer design professionals seeking to serve the community.
Since 1991, our volunteer design professionals have invested 100,000 hours of their time and expertise in communities on over 600 projects. A diverse array of public agencies, private foundations, corporations, and individuals support the Collaborative’s mission.