Community Design Lab

The Community Design Lab (CDL) is a partnership between the Iowa State University College of Design, and ISU Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development (CED). We work with community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies throughout the state of Iowa, using design knowledge and research expertise to help shape vibrant and empowered communities. Our studio is located in the ISU Research Park. We share space with CED Extension programs including Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning Program, and the Geospatial Technology Program. We work across scales, connecting regional issues to local solutions and finding synergy between urban and rural issues.