DesignAlabama is a citizen-led not-for-profit operating in partnership with the Alabama State Council on the Arts.Our primary mission is to advocate for the collaboration of the design arts and their importance in creating and enhancing place in Alabama.
Since 1987, DesignAlabama has helped many communities address their design issues, resulting in increased economic development and enhancing quality of life. Through the initiatives of DesignAlabama, together with citizens, we help make our local communities across the state desirable, profitable and more livable.
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Mayors Summit The Philip A. Morris Mayors Design Summit aims to educate and instill a sense of design excellence in Alabama mayors, so they can lead the design and economic development process in their communities.Learn More
DesignPlace Professionals associated with DesignAlabama visit communities selected to participate in the DesignPlace Program to provide design, planning and community identity assistance.Learn More
DesignDash DesignDash is a single day blitz of design interaction between community members and a group of design professionals.Learn More
DesignVision DesignVision is a two-day community visioning workshop held in partnership with Auburn University’s Urban Studio.Learn More
Creating Collaborations for Creating Place
For nearly four decades, DesignAlabama has created engagement between civic leaders, citizens and design professionals.
Philip A. Morris Mayors
Ms. Gina Glaze Clifford Executive Director As executive director of DesignAlabama, Gina handles fundraising, PR and administrative duties. She has an undergraduate degree and MA in public administration from Auburn University.Meet Our Board
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Alabama State Council on the Arts The Mission of the State Council on the Arts is to promote Alabama’s diverse artistic and cultural resources. For community design initiatives you can contact: Jacqueline Viskup at 334-242-4076, extension 224 or learn more about the art community in Alabama at: http://www.arts.state.al.us