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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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April 22, 2020

Announcing MAKINGOODESIGN: Celebrating Design Activism!


desigNYC is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Design With Benefits, a series of events during NYCxDESIGN called MAKINGOODESIGN. We created these events to celebrate the many amazing individuals and organizations using design for social good. We hope you can… read more >

October 22, 2020

El Puente project featured in Urban Omnibus


Congratulations to designers Farzana Ghandi and Pablo Delcán, along with the whole El Puente team for the fabulous Urban Omnibus article about their El Timbiriche mobile wellness unit! Read the whole article here.

September 12, 2020

desigNYC featured in Interiors & Sources Magazine

Read about desigNYC, Public Architecture’s The 1%, and other pro bono design and architecture happening around the country this month in Interiors & Sources Magazine.

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