Community & Friends

At Center for Community-Engaged Design

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.
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Visual: Dean Johnston and Provost Dunn offered remarks at the open house. Photographer: Natalie Johnson

Hundreds attended the open house last Friday at UNCG’s Center for Community-Engaged Design.

Located near the Lee Street /Tate Street intersection, the CC-ED is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters community/university partnerships for meaningful research and design of the built and natural environment. It is part of the Department of Interior Architecture and is led by Travis Hicks.

Dean Tim Johnston noted the value of community engagement and its many benefits to all involved, as he spoke at the open house. And he acknowledged the work of Travis Hicks and Dr. Anna Marshall-Baker and all the others who brought the center to fruition.

Visuals filled the walls from a variety of community-engagement Interior Architecture projects.

“What I see here is … Wow,” Provost Dana Dunn told the students and many guests who were on hand. She spoke about engagement and of students being involved in the communities in which they live.

“You’re doing incredible work – and I congratulate you,” she said.

Travis Hicks is assembling a coalition of people and organizations interested in addressing the question of alternative housing solutions for the homeless population in Guilford County. Anyone interested is invited to contact him at tlhicks@uncg.edu.

See the first issue of the center’s newsletter: https://ccedgso.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/cc-ed-summer2014newsletter-2.pdf

Reposted from Campus Weekly