Center for Community Design is a non-profit organization founded by Architects and Planners in Port Angeles. Their objectives include sharing their perspectives and teaching design thinking to non-professionals within the community, thereby increasing citizen participation in community design. C4CD also hosts broader activities such as forums, films, and Second Weekend Art Walk which bring people together to strengthen community bonds and promote understanding between people of different backgrounds and cultural traditions.
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The Center for Community Design is an educational and advocacy not-for-profit organization seeking to inspire exceptional design in our community.
C4CD's focus purpose is to champion the new paradigm of regenerative design - a living future.
A core team of architects, interns and support staff provide educational forums and hands-on design workshops using “design thinking”, a new model of interactive and transparent public process.
Our goal is to engage local community members in exploring sustainable design principles and practices, resulting in a built environment that expresses a profound respect for the environment and is attuned to our unique place.
C4CD was founded in Port Angeles, Washington in March 2010 by local architects and planners Michael Gentry and Stuart Bonney, and by architect Richard Kielbon of Spokane. Administrative support is provided by co-founder Carol Gentry.
We are for...
- Interactive and transparent public process
- Exceptional design attuned to our local environment
- Consideration for future generations
- Sustainable and regenerative design principles and practices
- Buying local - both goods and services
- Government that is transparent, responsive, collaborative and dedicated to local economic prosperity
C4CD maintains a studio at The Landing Mall in Suite 213.
The Landing Mall, Suite 213
115 E. Railroad Ave.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
C4CD is currently open by appointment and for scheduled events. These include occasional LUNCH FORUMS, usually on a Wednesday, and ALOHA 5-0'CLOCK, an open house held in concert with the downtown's 2nd Weekend Art Walk. Periodically, C4CD also sponsors guest speakers and sustainability field trips.
Michael T. Gentry, AIA, LEED AP
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