Over the past 30 years, we have been honored to share our brand of leadership to help drive and empower economic development initiatives and wealth building entrepreneurial ventures.
We deliver three lines of service wrapped in our unique and comprehensive technical advisory structured to build our clients' internal capacities to transform visions into reality.
WHAT WE DO
Our in-depth public policy, funding source knowledge and tactical contract compliance strategies have worked to deliver $140 million in local, state and federally subsidized resources, foundation grants and private capital to leverage over $1 billion in project value.
We take pride in providing hands-on results-oriented project management services with a unique capability to help our clients build internal capacity, technologically advance their operations and achieve their goals in a compliant manner.
We assist social equity and small business enterprises with retooling their operational capacity to expand their services and products, the integrating of technologies to efficiently scale their ventures and to developing legacy brands for generational growth.
Each day, the Urban Design Center team manages a multitude of matters across several project types and industries. Staying on point and keeping our fingers on the pulse of transitioning issues and best practice methodologies is a challenge we embrace and relish the opportunity to deliver best in class services.
We are inspired by the visions and dreams so boldly shared with us by our clients and know that it's not just about bringing a project or idea to fruition, it's about moving the needle of change and facilitating sustainable growth.
Chief Executive & Visionary Officer
Urban Design Center (UDC) is an entrepreneurial journey Sherri began 30 years ago. Her mission was singular: Help transform community and economic development visions into reality. To date, Sherri has managed the land-use entitlement, capital development and project management for over $150 million in subsidized affordable housing, infrastructure improvement, economic development and enterprise expansion projects totaling over $1 billion in value.
The launch of the UDC Resiliency Studio platform is her vision for a shared brain trust of “how to” elements she and other community development leaders have amassed through their decades of work driving initiatives for community change. As the muse behind the Resiliency Studio, Sherri now spends each day working to create a cavernous treasure of resources, tools and opportunities to empower community developers and entrepreneurs to expand their capacities and soar! Her motto is always “Onward & Upward”.
David C. Morrison, IV
Chief Technology Officer
David keeps the systems and operations at Urban Design Center and our affiliated ventures humming. Our strategy to scale our services through our Resiliency Studio requires the integration of multiple software platforms and seamless communication networking to keep our clients, partners and members connected. David also leads our team and partner efforts to onboard new technologies for client operations.
A teacher by trade, David is works hand in hand with the Resiliency Studio professional development consultants to build their curriculums and structure their courses.
Our Divsion Leaders
Our team is highly engaged in building out the wealth of information, resources, tools, and capacity building opportunities hosted in our Resiliency Studio platform and offered through our Enterprise Solution networks.
Semone Tabb leads our Pro Opps efforts to stay ahead of the curb on corporate and government bid opportunities across each of our eight targeted industries and facilitates our strategy to structure collective bid responses for large scale procurement opportunities.
Nalani works within our Resiliency Studio membership platform to manage our news feeds, links, event information, community blogs, forum details, contract opportunity briefings and job posting specifications.
Business Development Consultant
and Rearch Associate
Strategic Alliance Partners
Our entire team works synergistically with our professional development partners to ensure we are presenting the most relevant and empowering methodologies, techniques and strategies to drive team performance and industry growth.
Delores Brown, CEO
Community Economic Development Corporation
Brenda Curry, CEO
Curtom Building & Development Corporation
Cheryl Branch, President
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