Conservation Design Forum is helping to create a renewed vision for Detroit's historic Palmer Park.

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Jim Patchett received the Christian Petersen Design Award from the Iowa State University College of Design, August 26, 2013.

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April 17, 2014

Tom Price will present a webinar on permeable pavement design for Water Star Wisconsin communities.

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February 18, 2014

Jim Patchett will present on integrated green infrastructure at the SavATree Seminar at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Conservation Design Forum

At CDF, we see water as the most vital resource for the whole of nature, which by definition includes people.  This philosophy drives all of our design projects- health facilities, residential neighborhoods, parks, interpretive centers, retail stores, or anything else.  We strive to understand the true natural and cultural spirit of a place, and express it in the design.  


Since 1994, CDF has been a leader in the ecological design movement.  We have pioneered green technologies and monitored them over time, to ensure constant improvement.  We accomplish multiple benefits with each design element.  This innovation adds value as does our diverse professional mix of team members.

CDF's West Union and Charles City green streets projects featured in Interlock Design magazine.

CDF helped two Iowa cities revitalize their downtown and address stormwater issues with permeable pavement and other green street improvements.

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