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Center for Community Design Research
Working with the CCDR

The CCDR and individual faculty members receive many requests for assistance.  The CCDR is able to accommodate a few requests for assistance each year.  Projects are selected based on a number of factors, including but not limited to

  • Projects must be in the public interest, be publicly owned or owned by a non-profit organization
  • Appropriateness of the match between project requirements and the educational goals of a particular class, studio, or graduate student
  • Faculty interest and expertise related to the project
  • Project location - for studio projects, project sites should generally be within 1 1/2 hour driving distance of Syracuse
  • Community readiness and excitement to participate in the project planning and design process
  • Timing - most studio-based projects are done within the academic calendar and are typically completed within a two to four week time frame.
  • Relevance of a project to a broader audience - since the process and outcomes of projects may be shared with other communities and students, consideration is given to whether the lessons learned on a project will be relevant or instructive beyond the specific site or community.