Improve the Lives of New Yorkers


desigNYC‘s mission is to improve the lives of New Yorkers through the power of design. desigNYC is a platform that connects talented designers interested in civic engagement with extraordinary nonprofits serving the public good. The focus is local. The approach is multi-disciplinary. The process is participatory and community-centric. Each year desigNYC pairs nonprofit organizations with the designers. This year’s jury will evaluating the 30+ nonprofit submissions received this season. Stay tuned, more soon on the outcome of this exciting matchmaking process with top design and architecture candidates.

Fernando Music, The Rooster Group, former desigNYC designer and advisor
Mark Randall, Worldstudio, former desigNYC advisor and advisory committee member
Gabriela Mirensky, AIGA’s Director of exhibitions, former desigNYC advisor
Scott Stowell, Founder of the communications studio Open
J F Grossen, Creative Director at frog design’s NYC studio
Chelsea Mauldin, Executive Director of the Public Policy Lab
Georgie Stout, Founding partner and Creative Director at 2×4
Lucille Tenazas, Graphic designer and Henry Wolf Professor, Parsons The New School For Design

Madeline Burke-Vigeland, Principal, Gensler, desigNYC advisory member
Zack McKown, co-founder of Tsao+ McKown, former advisor and desigNYC advisory member
Wendy Goodman, NY Magazine design editor and desigNYC founding member
Gareth Mahon, Robin Key Landscape Architects, former desigNYC designer
Robert Balder, Executive Director, Cornell University AAP, NY campus
Nette Compton, Director of Green Infrastructure, New York City Parks Department
Ilana Judah, Director of Sustainability and Senior Associate, FXFOWLE

Anne Rieselbach, Program Director of The Architectural League of New York
Eve Klein, Assistant Vice President for Planning and Design at New York University
Michelle Mullineaux, VP of Marketing & Business Development and co-founder of desigNYC

Lisa Green, partner at Selldorf Architects, is our Projects Collaborations Chair


See video here.