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Vision and Mission

Vision: CDAC believes every community deserves quality design that promotes a healthy, sustainable way of life.

Mission: CDAC assists communities, civic groups, and nonprofit organizations throughout Virginia in improving their natural and built environments through research, community engagement, and interdisciplinary design.

We provide opportunities for students to engage with communities, connecting university knowledge with real world experience.

We value:

  • The environment
  • Community heritage
  • Partnerships
  • Collaborative design processes
  • Student mentoring and real-world experiences
  • Creativity
  • Diverse voices