Urban Design Perspectives is a small woman of color-led architecture firm in Minneapolis that came into existence because of the determination and dreams of founding principal Alicia Belton and her associate Jessica Holmes.
Their mission is to “design wellness in the world” through architectural designs that promote economic growth, sustainability, and accessibility. UDP is committed to reinforcing their core values through the work they do and how they show up for their communities. One of the huge ways they integrate equity in their work is by hosting the Camp SEE Architecture program. Camp SEE, which received a Metro CERT Seed Grant in 2020, is a STEAM camp that educates middle school girls on climate change, passive design in architecture, carbon footprints, and emissions reduction.
Pictured here: Camp SEE students with Alicia in 2019.