Center for Community Design & Preservation
The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) serves as the Public Service and Outreach office for the College of Environment & Design. We provide opportunities for our faculty and students to engage in real-world projects and put their academic pursuits into practice.
The CCDP delivers conceptual community design services by utilizing a mix of faculty, professional staff and students, which helps leverage professional assistance to implement projects. As recipient communities receive high quality design services they could not otherwise afford, students receive the practical hands-on experience that makes them more marketable as graduates.
We offer community Design Charrettes as a service-learning course for students as well as outreach to Georgia communities. The Material Reuse Program diverts construction waste from the landfill and uses these materials to construct community-based landscape projects.
CCDP also houses FindIt! — a statewide historic resources survey program in conjunction with the Georgia Transmission Corporation. This long-standing program provides invaluable graduate assistantships to CED students, enhancing their learning experience and the programs’ successes.