Student members are undergraduate and graduate from Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning Public Policy & Management, Art, Business, and Product Design. designBridge has anywhere from 20-40 members actively engaged in projects and the organization at any time.
Students can be involved in a variety of ways.
Volunteers: these essential roles are created and filled on a variable basis and include tasks such as event planning, charette planning, grant writing, and helping the yearlong project teams.
Project Teams: designBridge takes between two and three yearlong projects. These projects are supported by the designBridge curriculum and project teams of 6-12 students are formed and self-elect project managers.
Organizational Managers: This is a team of elected students serving three quarter terms who work together to provide long-term vision and the operational support necessary to make all the projects and endeavors taken on by designBridge successful. Positions are Student Director, and Administrative, Outreach, Public Relations, Accounting and Safety/Tool Mangers.
Project oversight is provided by Faculty Advisors and those teaching courses. Work on the projects is primarily accomplished by student members of the project teams but the Faculty Advisors are similar to "managing principals," in that their experience level is high, they are cc'd on communications and kept abreast of project developments, and provide valuable advisement at all times. The support of this role varies with each project team, depending on the level of support from Faculty Project Advisors and Professional Mentors.
If you'd like to contribute or learn more ways to get involved see the Support section.