Planning + Promoting Quality of Life

Planning and Design

Our aim is to create places that INSPIRE. We combine technical planning skill with a passion for the creative to visualize and then realize the possible.

Economic Development

VALUE creation is an integral part of our planning and design approach. We find inspiration in the ask we consistently hear from our clients - help us increase private investment and attract new business.

Place Branding

We help communities share their STORY through both branding and design. Place branding requires a supporting cast: a great built environment and an authentic experience.


Public Review for Mountains-to-Sea State Trail Plan: Stone to Pilot

The Mountains-to-Sea State Trail – Sub Section Plan – Stone Mountain to Pilot Mountain State Park Master Plan serves as a comprehensive trail plan that is meant to guide local trail section managers as they strive to locate, design, and implement the Mountains-to-Sea Trail throughout the region. Also, this plan is critical as state trail […]

Appalachian Food Guide

Destination by Design has been commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to develop a tourism map guide identifying Appalachia’s most distinctive local food destinations!  ARC is a federal economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local governments throughout the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to be a strategic partner and […]

Food Insecurity Analysis and Map Publication

Working in partnership with state public health officials and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, DbD helps launch the Food Access Project by conducting a spatial analysis identifying areas of food insecurity throughout Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Additional analysis is underway throughout the region.