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We mobilize professional designers to donate their passion and expertise to pro bono projects, and match them with nonprofits in need.

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Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union opened June 15, 2013. Credit: Aislinn Weidele
CLIMB hike the heights last June 1st brought thousands of hikers, residents and active visitors to the Upper Manhattan parks
New Destiny Housing for survivors of domestic violence, designed by Elmslie Osler Architect (EOA).
Serviam Gardens by Robin Key Landscape Architecture include agriculture plots for low income senior residents

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October 23, 2014

Attend desigNYC’s Final Exhibition November 6th


Join the entire desigNYC community in celebrating 5 years of amazing pro bono on November 6th, at the Centre for Social Innovation. Free admission, beer & wine, snacks, and networking will all be there in spades. We hope to see… read more >

September 24, 2014

desigNYC to close after its Celebration of Five Years of Pro Bono Design

For the past five years, desigNYC has made great design accessible to communities in need all across New York City, thanks to the dedication of hundreds of volunteers, designers, and nonprofit leaders. From the beginning, desigNYC has been a… read more >

July 21, 2014

Core77 Design Awards: Congratulations to the CLIMB team!


A huge congrats to Aki Ishida and Lynnette Widder, two of desigNYC’s collaborators on the CLIMB project last year. They were awarded a Professional Runner-Up in the Strategy & Research category for the Core77 Design Awards 2014 program. The Project Making… read more >

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