Our Story

The Toledo Design Collective (TDC) was founded in 2001 by Dick Meyers and Robert Seyfang with the core belief that thoughtful urban planning and design have the power to reshape individual lives, neighborhoods, and the greater City of Toledo.

2021 Annual Report

2021 was a milestone year for the Toledo Design Collective (TDC). In our 20th year of serving the Toledo community the TDC was far from content to just celebrate past accomplishments but rather took bold steps to strengthen the organization and set a solid path for the future.

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For two decades the TDC has impacted community development within Toledo and its surrounding communities. As a non-profit organization, our volunteer-supported team is made up of full-time staff and many active volunteers who are dedicated to improving the function and aesthetic of the Toledo region. Our experience and passion stems from decades of combined experience as architects, city planners, urban developers, community and educational leaders, and devoted Toledo residents.

Through education and advocacy, we strengthen and uphold Toledo’s design standards. We promote high-level aesthetic cohesion and recommend location guidelines for new development. We engage the community in all decision-making and help teach the value and benefits of urban planning and thoughtful design. Prioritizing urban planning and design impacts quality of life: making Toledo a more desirable place to live, work, and play.