At the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) we believe that design is a right, not a privilege. NDC is a partnership between the City of Columbus and The Ohio State University. Our mission is to connect the vision, energy and skill of design students, professionals and faculty with Central Ohio governments and community stakeholders.
Our public and client-based projects utilize a rigorous combination of design thinking, research and analysis, community engagement, visioning and advocacy to help Central Ohio communities promote economic development and improve quality of life by rediscovering and revitalizing the built environment through informed, inclusive and meaningful collaboration.
In partnership with the City of Columbus and The Ohio State University, the Columbus Neighborhood Design Center works toward the continuous improvement of the built environment in Columbus and Central Ohio. We do this by engaging and leveraging the talent and scholarship present within the Columbus design community to help our clients deploy design that is innovative, inclusive and sustainable.