About Cultural Audit ™

“If you can find a better process of community engagement for a city-sponsored housing initiative than the one undertaken by the Denver Housing Authority for Mariposa, I’d like to see it.”

– Kaid Benfield’s Blog, Switchboard Natural Resources Defense Council

Cultural Audit is a certified Women Business Enterprise / Emerging Small Business 11445. Contact Laura Curry, creator of Cultural Audit.

Cultural Audit is used anywhere that technology, the built environment, strategy, and communications intersect with end users.

At the conceptual phase of an idea, I move beyond typical community engagement strategies to ignite genuine collaborative and participatory processes using strategies that place neighborhoods, and user groups, at the center of a project.

During the programming and design phases participatory strategies continue to discover user-group attitudes and positioning in real-time.  Insights are uncovered as ideas take form.

Cultural Audit is a valuable tool in the post design phase of a project, supplying first-hand testimony and documentation of the project results in real life. Documentation may be formatted for presentation, funding, archival and other uses.

303 ArtWay
client: Urban Land Conservancy, Denver, CO
Content Generation
client: WSL Strategic Retail, New York, NY
River North Park
client: City of Denver, CO
National Site Research
client: WSL Strategic Retail, New York, NY
River Front Master Plan
client: City of St. Paul, St. Paul MN
Cultural District Overlay
client: City of Seattle, Seattle WA
State Center Redevelopment Master Plan
client: City of Baltimore, MD
Mixed Use Housing, Retail, TOD Master Plan
client: City of Austin, Austin TX
Public Housing Master Plan
client: City of Oregon, Oregon City OR
Public Housing Master Plan
client: City of Port Angeles, Port Angeles, WA
Public Housing Master Plan
client: City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN
Public Art Assessment
client: City of Bellevue, Bellevue WA
Mixed Use Housing, Retail, TOD Master Plan
client: City of Denver, Denver CO
Stephen Epler Hall, Post Occupancy Evaluation
client: Portland State University, Portland OR
New Orleans Compact International Conference, New Orleans Louisiana
client: Global Green, Santa Monica CA

Cultural Audit is used anywhere that technology, the built environment, strategy, and communications intersect with end users.