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.