Design Forward

Presented by the Design Student & Alumni Board (DSAB).

Design Forward

Spring 2019 Project

Design Forward: Service by Design

Saturday, April 27, 2019. 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Carroll's Woods/Schwarz Pond Park, 3335 142nd St W, Rosemount, MN 55068


DESIGN FORWARD engages College of Design community members in service projects that help improve the quality of life for members of our communities.  Bring your family and friends and join members of the College of Design community for a day of service in the Twin Cities area, during National Volunteer Month.

This year we'll participate in Arbor Day Forest Restoration with Great River Greening.  We'll clear invasive buckthorn at Carroll's Woods/Schwarz Pond Park in Rosemount.  This opportunity is open to all ages (children under 12 must be supervised).  Great River Greening will supply the tools and equipment (gloves, shovels, safety glasses, etc), as well as drinking water and training.  A light breakfast, snacks, and lunch will also be provided.  

This event will occur rain or shine.

Design Forward Volunteers


Fall 2019 Project

U of M Day of Service: Design Forward

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wear your maroon and gold and join fellow Gophers from coast to coast for an Alumni Day of Service, and make a difference in your community. College of Design alumni and friends are invited to convene at the college-hosted Twin Cities project site or dozens of other sites in Minnesota and across the country, at a location that fits your interest and availability. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and colleagues are all welcome.  Share your stories and photos #DayofServiceUMN  

Location: Watch for additional details coming August 2019.


  • View All U of M Day of Service Projects: here

Past Design Forward Projects and Partners

2015 Design Forward Volunteers

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Peterssen Keller
Damon Farber
DLR Group
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