FBT Architects

International District Urban Agriculture Plan Selected Design for the Common Good Exhibition

Groundwork Studio and Bernalillo County are excited to announce the International District Urban Agriculture Plan project was selected to be a part of the Design for the Common Good International Exhibition. The exhibit is currently running at the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art through March 19, 2022.

Project submissions from the Rocky Mountain West and five international organizational networks included an array of projects from around the globe. With this work, Design for the Common Good makes connections between local and global issues being addressed through public interest design. The review and selection process was highly competitive.

The exhibit features this short video highlighting the planning process and its impact on participants and the community. Enjoy!

Projects were evaluated according to the following considerations:

  • Cause: the social, economic, and/or environmental basis for the project originates from within the community
  • Method: inclusive participatory design research practices respond to the unique context of people and place
  • Impact: the project reveals evidence (incremental or otherwise) of creating identified and positive change in the lives of the community it operates within
  • Scholarship: new learning, knowledge sharing, and processes for enhancing the effectiveness of public interest design are documented and transferrable
  • Projects that demonstrated ongoing development, community engagement, and/or post-occupancy outputs were especially desirable