Design Marathon 2010 Schedule

One week to go until the 3rd Annual Design Marathon!  We know you’ve been training hard for the big day, and we can’t wait to see you at CCDC on October 1st.  The public is welcome to stop in anytime throughout the day to see the design teams progress, and all are encouraged to attend the final presentations beginning at 8:30 pm.  Here’s the day’s schedule:

9:30-10:00       Arrival & Set Up

10:00                 Introductions/Overview of the Day *

10:30                 Break-out into Teams/ Client Meeting *

11:00 – 3:00    Design Time

3:00                   Client review *

3:45-7:30          Design Time

7:30                    Pin up

8:00                   Final Review with client *

8:30                   Final Presentations *

10:00                 Finish Line!

* a nonprofit representative should be present


Design Marathon Projects in Action

Last weekend Children Youth & Family Services partnered with volunteers from the Building Goodness Foundation to build out a playground designed at the 2008 Design Marathon!  The project included a colorful fence/ musical wall for children conceived of by members of the design team. See local news coverage here.  If you’re a past Design Marathon participant, don’t be shy – let us know how you’ve been putting your Design Marathon results to use in the community.

Introducing the 2010 Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce the nonprofits who have been selected to participate in the 3rd Annual Design Marathon:

AIDS/ HIV Services Group

Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation (ACCT)

Buford Schoolyard Garden Project


Jefferson Area CHIP (Children’s Health Improvement Program)

Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/ Albemarle

Piedmont Council of the Arts

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Rivanna River Basin Commission

VOCAL Virginia

Congratulations to these ten organizations and thank you to all who applied. It was a difficult selection process with so many good projects to choose from. We will be posting descriptions of the selected projects soon.