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PLANNING FOR PEOPLE, PLANTS, & PLACES

Design Virtue  helps transform the urban landscape with  urban design projects,  programs, and trainings.   Our team of environmental leaders, planners, urban designers, arborist, and policy experts

create programs and places that work for all people. 

Featured Projects

BELONGING

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IDENTITY & LANDSCAPE NARRATIVE

A web documentary series exploring how different people from a variety of backgrounds experience urban landscapes. 

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STUDIO DC

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COMMUNITY STORMWATER SOLUTIONS

Empowering 10 students over 10 weeks to reinvigorate their neighborhood using design thinking to solve stormwater challenges. 

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TREE EQUITY

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CAREER PATHWAYS

Addressing the workforce shortage in urban forestry and building a more equitable and inclusive urban forestry industry.  

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RADICAL VALUES, REAL SOLUTIONS

Guided by our five radical values: empathy, introspection, generosity, responsibility, and innovation,  our process is simple and honest. Our approach produces compelling, high quality programs and designs for our clients.





NATURE FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLE

Everyone needs and deserves daily access to nature yet current resident educational, design, and planning practices fail to authentically engage residents. Our community engagement strategy begins will empathy and deep listening and helps transform community needs into actionable sustainable design solutions.