Program Partners


Public Design Corps seeks non-profit organizations in Southeast Michigan with public missions ranging in scale and scope.

The program connects students in architecture, urban design, and planning with organizations to tackle pressing economic, environmental, social, and spatial challenges. Food access and distribution, health-inflected design, public space activation, civic engagement, and virtual experience design are a few of the issues teams have addressed in the past. Student-faculty teams and community partners engage in structured conversations, collaborative workshops, and co-design processes to explore ways design can produce community-focused outcomes.

Previous Engagements
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels

Brilliant Detroit
The Carr Center
Sage Metro Detroit
Shylo Arts
Zimbabwe Cultural Center