The Community Design Center of New York's Capital Region

Restoring, Rebuilding and Revitalizing our urban neighborhoods and historic structures since 1969

What We Do

TAP fosters inclusive and sustainable community development in the Capital Region by making architectural, planning, and design services affordable to low and moderate income individuals and other non-profit agencies who serve them. 

Programming, conditions assessment, design,  permit documents, construction administration, feasibility studies, renderings, and grant writing.

Zoning, Planning, Historic District, and other municipal reviews.  Site design that improves safety and sustainability on your property.   

Participatory design projects that promote stewardship of public spaces by celebrating a neighborhoods’ character defining features.

Presentations, publications, workshops and events promoting  preservation, energy conservation, fair housing, STEM, and  skills training    

Our Mission

Is to strengthen the physical and social fabric of marginalized neighborhoods, with architecture, planning, preservation, placemaking and design.

Our Work is guided by Our Values

Equity,  Sustainability,  Affordability,  and Quality