Civic + Cultural

Exceptional Design Contributes to the Fabric of Any Community

Civic and cultural buildings serve as essential touchstones in their communities. They foster engagement, learning, and inspiration. Bringing your vision to life requires a deft combination of leadership, partnership, and creativity. Because at their best, these buildings dramatically elevate the public’s experiences with them.

Civic + Cultural

Exceptional Design Contributes to the Fabric of Any Community

Civic and cultural buildings serve as essential touchstones in their communities. They foster engagement, learning, and inspiration. Bringing your vision to life requires a deft combination of leadership, partnership, and creativity. Because at their best, these buildings dramatically elevate the public’s experiences with them.

Committed to Good Stewardship
2017
Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention
2019
Harrison Smith Award // Columbus Downtown Commission
Gold
Grange Insurance Audubon Center Received LEED Gold Certification
2012
AIA Ohio Justice Award

Having designed dozens of major civic destinations, from courthouses to museums, we understand the need for responsible management and transparency through every phase of the project. From planning and community engagement, to stunning design that will engage visitors for decades, DesignGroup will help you succeed.

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Experienced at every scale
The unique complexity of these engagements requires an experienced design partner. From smaller-size cultural destinations to civic centers that occupy a city block or more, DesignGroup provides award-winning guidance at every phase of engagement.
  • Nature Centers
  • Event Centers
  • Government Buildings
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Visitor Centers
  • Museums
  • Courthouses
  • Office Buildings
  • Parking Garages
Why Choose DesignGroup

The spaces we design, inside and out, connect our clients to future generations. Whether we’re serving a city, an arts organization, or a philanthropy, our work embodies the client’s mission and identity in a way that encourages participation. We understand all it takes to bring your vision to life.

Responsible

stewardship of public funds.

Inclusive

of all community input and points of view.

Transparent

in our approach to scope, budgeting, and partnership.

Trusted

partner with multiple municipalities.

Meet the DesignGroup Civic + Cultural Team
Having designed dozens of major civic destinations, from courthouses to museums, we understand the need for responsible management and transparency through every phase of the project. From planning and community engagement, to stunning design that will engage visitors for decades, DesignGroup will help you succeed.
Featured Project:
Gateway Office
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Let’s Discuss Your Needs
There is nothing more exciting than bringing a new cultural or civic gem to a community. We can’t wait to hear about your vision and understand what you need. We can even advise you on your next steps – and it may not be architecture (yet). Above all else, we want to build a trusting relationship. It’s the key to a great outcome at any scale.