Our MISSION is to serve the public interest through design, research, education, and practice focused on enhancing the livability of Houston’s communities.
Established in 2005, the Community Design Resource Center’s mission is to serve the public interest through design, research, education, and practice focused on enhancing the livability of Houston’s communities.
Over the last nine years the Community Design Resource Center has partnered with 29 community-based and non-profit organizations to complete 22 funded design projects. The projects range in scale from community visioning—Collaborative Community Design Initiative—to the implementation of small scale design projects such as the “Zona de Juego” in Magnolia Park, a 600’ long public art project celebrating the history of the neighborhood and encouraging active play for children. Our projects illustrate our capacity to work creatively and collaboratively at different scales and with multiple partners and diverse communities.
Our partnerships have significantly contributed to the public debate on the role of architecture and good design in catalyzing community change. As we move forward we are designing new ways to engage our community partners, and new ways to enhance the mutuality, reciprocity and impact of our activities.
Susan Rogers, Director
Alejandro Nunez, Research Assistant
Shreya Patel, Graduate Research Assistant
122 College of Architecture Bldg (Rm 240)
Houston, TX 77204-4000