COGdesign considers the following criteria when selecting projects. Projects do not have to meet all these criteria to be chosen. We would be happy to discuss your design project with you: please contact COGdesign to start the conversation.


Client Mission

Urban location

Underserved community (history of marginal treatment)

Project will provide health benefits to the neighborhood


Client Readiness

Owns or has clear right to use land

Deep connections to community

Identified leadership or team

Limited financial resources

Ideas for future fundraising

Can complete Application



Initial project vision

Design potential for community use and engagement

Environmental concerns considered

Maintenance considered

Accessible to all potential users

Realistic dates/timeline

Scope and size of project within COGdesign’s expertise

Potential visibility for COG (space for plaque/sign)