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Coastal Dynamics Design Lab

Too often, coastal research and design is fragmented into discrete scientific, academic, and professional disciplines. The Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL) seeks to transform this compartmentalized approach by coupling designers—architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, and engineers—with scientists and local stakeholders, to create innovative, sustainable, adaptable, and resilient design solutions that address the environmental and human needs of coastal communities.

The CDDL is operated from within the NC State University College of Design and has formed strategic partnerships with experts across the University of North Carolina system, Coastal Studies Institute, numerous governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and professional design firms.

The CDDL’s work in Princeville, N.C. was featured in the Winter 2019 issue of the NC State Alumni Magazine.