Summer Highlights!

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Featured Project
St. Marks
Community Garden

This summer, we completed our design-build project, of a compost bin system, led by Project Coordinator Steven Yavanian,.


Featured Project

We partnered with Concrete Safaris through  workshops and child-designed obstacle course fun! 

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Summer Feast! We wouldn't be able to do what we love and serve our communities through design if it were not for all of our dedicated volunteers! 

In The Media

Consolidating Outreach, Deepening Impact

Our Managing Director, Christina Esser, wrote an article for Medium highlighting our Annual Day of Impact. Here's a brief excerpt:

"Community engagement is a driving force of OACny and is essential to the growth of any designer. OACny’s value lies in the preparation and creation of grassroots partnerships, volunteer opportunities, professional and leadership development and advocacy for the social relevance of design. The Day of Impact brings all of this together in one annual event."

Photo by Timothy Yiu

Photo by Timothy Yiu


About OACny

We believe that everyone deserves a well-designed environment. We strive to collaborate with local community organizations to develop and implement quality design solutions within their neighborhoods. We thrive when we bring together communities, like-minded organizations, and design professionals to implement the visions of New York City's neighborhoods.

OAC New York activates local, pro-bono creative professionals to deliver design and development solutions that actualize the potential of our local communities.  Our volunteers work to build a more sustainable future across the five boroughs of New York City.