The Community Design Center serves the people of Montana by reaching to non-profit organizations and government agencies to provide visioning, planning and conceptual design. The CDC fosters a collaborative interdisciplinary community/university partnership approach that serves the people of Montana in research and design of the built environment.

Fourth year Architecture students participate in the Center’s activities while learning to manage their own projects and determine appropriate design proposals, research methods and production schedules with the assistance of the faculty advisors. Recent projects included a retired living community in Ennis, downtown visioning for Choteau, graphics for the Unified Development Ordinance in Bozeman and the Irving Elementary School greenhouse in Bozeman.