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.

To request our assistance with your project, contact Jennifer Lewis at 706-369-5885 for more information, or send her a Public Service Request.

CCDP Staff Roster

Pratt Cassity, Director pcassity@nulluga.edu | 706-369-5868

Jennifer Lewis, Outreach Coordinator jmlewis@nulluga.edu | 706-369-5885

Laura Kviklys, FindIT! Program Coordinator lkviklys@nulluga.edu | 706-369-5882 | FindIt! website

Eleonora Machado, Graphics Coordinator emachado@nulluga.edu

Chris McDowell, Material Reuse Program Coordinator cmcd1@nulluga.edu | 706-369-5883 | Material Reuse Program website

Center for Community Design & Preservation
UGA College of Environment and Design
Broad St. Studio 1
225 W. Broad St. Athens GA 30602
p: 706-369-5883 | f: 706-369-5864 

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Visitor parking is available in Downtown Athens, with the closest metered spaces along W. Clayton St. and N. Hull St.