Since 1968, we’ve worked on thousands of projects, both big and small. Here are some of our favorites.
NDC worked with John H. Bayne Elementary School’s Principal and five teachers to prioritize the school’s outdoor learning needs. After multiple meetings and site visits, NDC produced a design meeting the school’s needs.
In the 1950’s, a metal barrier separated Brentwood, a sundown town, and North Brentwood, the county’s first incorporated African American town. We helped the two towns to collaborate on the planning and design of a Green Complete Street project with creative placemaking.
Our partner sought to honor the service of veterans and create a tranquil place for contemplation and gathering. We transformed a road easement into a community asset, maximizing the location’s visibility with access from several points along existing walk lines.
NDC supported DuVal High in twelve projects over the course of five years, involving students in the design and installation processes, transferring knowledge about native plants, stormwater issues, and green infrastructure solutions.
NEHI renovates vacant properties and sells them to those who never thought home ownership was possible. We worked with NEHI on outreach and marketing materials and interior designs for their pilot homes, and on community engagement throughout the process.
We facilitated a visioning process for ideas on how to activate a former ball field now impacted by a new traffic circle and mixed use development. The selected concept feels both natural and well-cared for, with areas for children’s play as well as strolling and casual exercise for adults.
We helped identify this historic neighborhood’s assets and create clear ways forward to strengthen and attract local businesses and new residents. The plan also addressed pressing concerns of the community, particularly physical improvements to open space, buildings, and transportation.
NDC partnered on the transformation of Ambrose Kenney Park (now Henrietta Lacks Educational Park), turning it from overgrown land to modernized park. We implemented tactical urbanism style interventions to earn massive funding for a total renovation.
We made sure sure local character and resident’s needs came first with this concept plan for neighborhood redevelopment that’s sensitive to gentrification concerns and respects neighborhood character.