Coastal Dynamics Design Lab

The mission of the Coastal Dynamics Design Lab (CDDL) is to organize and lead trans-disciplinary research and design teams to address critical ecological and community development challenges in vulnerable coastal regions and shoreline communities, with a concentrated focus on Eastern North Carolina and the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain.

Coastal Dynamics Design Lab is operated from within the NC State University College of Design. This unique team of landscape architects has partnered with the Town of Pollocksville since July of 2020 to bring technical assistance focused on design and programming in short-term rebuilding and longer-term resiliency planning. Past efforts have successfully contributed to increasing local capacity related to aspects of community development, recreation and heritage-based tourism, management of public landscapes, navigating disaster recovery processes, and identifying and leveraging funding sources. Outcomes of these efforts include citizen engagement activities, policy and programming recommendations, planning reports and design plans, and construction and installation of numerous community amenities.

Team Leads

Andrew “Andy” Fox, FASLA, PLA | Co-Director

Travis Klondike, Associate ASLA | Assistant Research Professor

Current Project | Pollocksville Floodprint June 2020 – July 2021

In February, the Town of Pollocksville and CDDL hosted a Public Participation Planning Meeting to vote on a conceptual direction for the Pollocksville Floodprint. The results are coming soon!