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we are storytellers
advocates for
designequity™
for the community
the people's
design firm.

It’s our birthday!

A 10-year celebration is worthy of bold design and an even bolder commitment to designequity™ We're determined to launch a new website look and feel that unapologetically reflects the work we do– but she's not ready for the big reveal just yet.

In the meantime, send us an email for any project, media, or general inquiries at:

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The Determined By Design Team

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We make interior design,
equitable, diverse, & bold.

Welcome to Determined by Design. We are a culturally diverse team of interior designers who use our expertise and shared experiences to create nurturing spaces for Black and Brown communities.

As a design firm for the people, we unapologetically make interior design a standard for all and create ways to build advocacy for equitable access to beautiful spaces.

Recognised by

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A few projects we’re proud of

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Capitol Vista
Capitol Vista
Capitol Vista
Washington, DC
2020
Multi-family Housing / Affordable Housing

The boundaries between communities can either divide people or bring them together. Through stories and history we can create connective moments of gathering. The paths are not always easily identifiable, but at Capitol Vista, the site created a distinct boundary that pointed us in the direction of connection. Our design story required we Create Connections Along The Boundaries

Momentum @ Shady Grove
Momentum @ Shady Grove
Momentum @ Shady Grove
Washington, DC
2021
Affordable Housing

The boundaries between communities can either divide people or bring them together. Through stories and history we can create connective moments of gathering. The paths are not always easily identifiable, but at Capitol Vista, the site created a distinct boundary that pointed us in the direction of connection. Our design story required we Create Connections Along The Boundaries

Brookland Apartments
Brookland Apartments
Brookland Apartments
Washington, DC
2020
Multi-family Housing / Affordable Housing

The boundaries between communities can either divide people or bring them together. Through stories and history we can create connective moments of gathering. The paths are not always easily identifiable, but at Capitol Vista, the site created a distinct boundary that pointed us in the direction of connection. Our design story required we Create Connections Along The Boundaries

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Determined by Design is a a culturally diverse team of experienced and passionate designers driving the change for residents of affordable housing across the US and globe.

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