Design Connect is a professional student organization at Cornell University that offers design and planning services that seek to improve local New York communities. Engaging directly with local community partners, student teams create research strategies and conceptual design interventions.

While the communities receive design services, students experience practical interdisciplinary application of classroom concepts outside normal studio projects.

These volunteer student teams are formed and guided by an all-student board with support from Cornell faculty.


View some of our Past Projects for examples of Design Connect’s work.