The studio lead facilitates all projects, acts as a resource to team leads, grows the club and develops leaders.
Team Leads direct a single project. They work in unison with their designers, guiding them through the design process.
3-6 students work on a project each semester. Designers connect with the community and develop solutions.
The fellow is a college graduate employed through DFA National working as a mentor for the studio leads.
Although not every project needs a Community Partner, Community Partners are a key way to creating sustainable solutions. Community Partners are connected to organizations in the community addressing the same issue as the project team. The relationship between Partners and Projects can vary, one example being the DFA Team develops a solution while the Community Partner sustains or puts the solution to use.
Mentors are professionals and experts in the field the Project Team is working in. Mentors meet with the Teams at times convenient for them, providing direction, insight and feedback along the way.