The Center for Urban Design and Research provides information and resources for architects, developers, residents, business owners, planners and elected officials — everyone with a stake in Arlington’s future. We provide the platform for an ongoing discussion about the urban planning, development and design that will ensure Arlington remains an attractive, functional and sustainable community for generations to come.
Design & Review
We work with planners and developers to ensure that new development meets County standards and maintains the characteristics of existing neighborhoods. Learn more about what we do, including reviewing architecture and landscape architecture plans and developing urban design guidelines.
Outreach & Advocacy
We host a variety of events and programs to raise awareness about how urban design can impact a community. Find out which buildings and spaces in our community have been honored through our DESIGNArlington awards program, or the latest student projects.
Data & Research
We conduct research and produce statistical reports that support planning and development decisions.
Our portfolio highlights various projects that the Urban Design + Research section have both led and participated in collaboration with other departments.