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.


Clemson Park Revitalization Plan – Brevard, NC

  The Clemson Park Revitalization Plan is an initiative of the City of Brevard to further enhance downtown as a place for community and commerce and to improve the gateway to the Brevard Music Center, Bracken Preserve, and other community assets.  The City of Brevard has retained Destination by Design (DbD) to spearhead the Clemson Park […]

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 […]

Stokes County Business Extravaganza: Disco Inferno!

The Stokes 2035 Vision Plan received much attention at the Stokes County Business Extravaganza on January 17th at Camp Hanes. And what an event it was! Congratulations to the Stokes County Economic Development Commission for hosting such a fun and engaging affair. The business community was excited to see the county and its municipalities taking time […]