as designers, we want to harness innovation,
human potential & fresh perspectives to
create conditions for more efficient change & social impact.
Our core philosophy, our services, and how we innovate.
OUR design TEAm (+ you?)
Learn about who we are and what kind of changemaker you might be.
projects by friends of ours
Here we will be profiling our favorite projects by innovative organizations and companies.
"Efficiency in production should not be a guiding principle, for it takes away all humanity and creativity."
- Grace Lee & Jimmy Boggs
"All men up, no man down."
- Whitney Young, Sr.
"Promote the general welfare of the people."
- Preamble of the U.S. Constitution
"Embrace complexity to uncover simple solutions."
- Eric Berlow
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Buckminster Fuller
community-designed grocery store vision | finalist for Design Ignites Change 2013 Fellowship
housing cooperatives visioning
what is changemaking? | dissecting the world of planning, policy & other changemaking disciplines
bus node businesses | part of First Place entry for Design Makes Change 2012 competition
corner store network | part of First Place entry for Design Makes Change 2012 competition
multi-use public schools | part of First Place entry for Design Makes Change 2012 competition
tax-increment financing poster visualization | in collaboration with CivicLab
a plan for detroit
train stop analysis
Our first Potentials Project event is happening in late January. Stay tuned!
our project was a finalist for the Design Ignites Change 2013 Fellowship. we are extremely honored and are working hard to build a team to realize the ideas outlined in our proposal.
our entry for the Design Makes Change's Sweet Homes Chicago 2012 competition won 1st place! many thanks to the organizers, jurors, and supporters. implementation is underway ...