Knowing where to start can be the most challenging part of a design project. You want to repair your porch, but live in a Old & Historic District with very specific guidelines. Your nonprofit is expanding its facilities and needs a vision, but does not currently have a budget for architectural services or logo. The side of your garage is bare and in need of a message or graphic for your neighborhood.

Everybody is eligible for design assistance. To see if your project is a good fit for Storefront, read through the Design Session Procedure.

Since 2011, Storefront has connected projects with our network of over 170 volunteers who represent the fields of architecture, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban design. Generally, these volunteers or Session Designers are here to offer assistance on the schematic phase of the design process, in which the designer works with the client to research the project, define goals and requirements, and illustrate a few schemes based on this criteria. Read more about the Schematic Phase here

Some projects are eligible for a Design Session with the mOb studio, an experimental design studio of undergraduates who work on about 11 projects throughout a semester. Use the same form below to apply for mOb design assistance or send your inquiries to

Please remain patient with us as we go through a staff transition and must put our Design Assistance Program on hold.

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Please give a brief description of your project in terms of scope, timeline, and budget. Send any supplemental images to or
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Are you interested in applying for help with the mObstudio?
The mObstudiO is a group of undergraduate design students who function kind of like our design apprentices at Storefront. Project candidates for mObstudiO are typically larger in scale and fit the semester timeline. Learn more about the mObstudiO at