Arlington Urban Design Center


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Contact Lyndsay Mitchell

Learn more about this program, submit a project for consideration, or find out how you can contribute by contacting Lyndsay Mitchell, AICP, CPM | Strategic Initiatives Officer, at (817) 459-6653

Promoting Sustainability through the Art of Design for Businesses and Neighborhoods

The Arlington Urban Design Center aims to create public awareness about the importance of urban design and its impact on the quality of life, environment, and economic investment. This Design Center was established in June 2009 through a creative collaboration between the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington. Graduate students and professors from UTA’s College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs (CAPPA) work closely with City staff on business and neighborhood development projects in Arlington. Students “learn by doing” as they work with City planning staff and benefit from the opportunity of working on real-world projects. The Design Center seeks to provide urban design solutions and innovative ideas, and present before and after images, at no cost to the general public.

Projects include:

  • Business Facade Improvements
  • Development of Neighborhood Plans
  • Design Concepts for Civic Spaces and Buildings
  • Infill/Redevelopment Designs
  • Landscape Plans
  • Streetscape Designs

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This center is funded by the City of Arlington and UTA, as well as private donations. Contributions are always welcome and are U.S. tax-deductible!

Contact Information


Lyndsay Mitchell, AICP, CPM

Principal Planner

Office of Strategic Initiatives


  • Beth Sipzner, Planning Intern
  • Shahrzad Rokn, Architecture Intern
  • Heena Shrestha, Planning Intern

Urban Design Center

City Hall, 1st Floor

101 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 2 PM