The mission of the Design Research and Extension Program is to link the resources of the College of Design with the needs of communities throughout the state and the world. This mission is accomplished through the delivery of knowledge and education programs to help design a better world.
This is accomplished by a multi-disciplinary team that coordinates opportunities for research and community outreach. This team focuses on issues of Community Design, Growth Management, Land Use Planning, Design Visualization, Sustainable Design, and Watershed Planning.
The Design Research and Extension Program of the College of Design at North Carolina State University is a partner with the NC Cooperative Extension Service in service to the people of North Carolina.