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.
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.
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.
Destination by Design successfully secures a $200,000 grant from the NC Recreation Trails Program for the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County Pathways, Inc. The 1-mile greenway expansion will connect the Google Data Center to the community wellness center, Lenoir’s mulberry recreation center, and Optimist Park. DbD is also assisting the City to develop a […]
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 […]
Destination by Design is working with Burnsville, NC, to well, Become More Burnsville! With a soon-to-be completed highway expansion, an increased interest in commercial development, and a strong civic desire to stay true to its roots, Burnsville is positioned to do planning the right way… the proactive way. The Burnsville Design Guidelines project is being […]
DbD Principal, Eric Woolridge led efforts for the Watauga County Tourism Authority to manage the creation of Rocky Knob Park. Woolridge’s responsibilities include land acquisition, grant writing and administration, permitting, and planning, design, and construction oversight. More than $550,000 in grants was secured to create the 185-acre multi-use recreation facility, which is anchored with eight (8) miles […]