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Our Mission


We are a forum for big ideas that empower and strengthen all Fort Worth communities through design.


We enhance the quality of life in Fort Worth communities by:

  • Serving as a resource for community assistance

  • Engaging the public in dialogue about key issues and opportunities

  • Undertaking long-term visioning in anticipation of future challenges


We are THE recognized catalyst for collaborative planning and design that elevates and inspires communities.


Collaborative, Reliable, Visionary, Courageous, Empowering, Celebratory

about cdfw

Many communities have demonstrated that design centers are a way to accomplish the difficult task of engaging the public to create more inclusive and equitable cities. From the globally recognized efforts of the Rural Studio at Auburn University to the Urban Design Forum in New York City, community-based design groups have engaged people around the nation, often focusing on ideas and concepts not addressed by either the public or private sector.

Community Design Fort Worth is a 501c3 organization that believes this type of engagement can elevate the level of design in our community, improve the lives of its citizens and create a community that succeeds in providing something for everyone.

Our non discrimination policy

Community Design Fort Worth does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Meet the board of directors


Ann Zadeh

Executive Director

Mackenzie Cox

Administrative Assistant

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