Destination by Design to open a Rutherfordton office

Eric Woolridge, AICP, founder and principal of Destination by Design, announced Wednesday that he would be opening a branch office in Rutherfordton while maintaining his home office in Boone, N.C. Destination by Design is a planning, design, and promotions firm focused on vibrant downtowns, outdoor recreation, and place branding.

Destination by Design has obtained many local contracts after their first work with the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) in creating Rutherford Bound Tourism Master Plan. Also in Rutherfordton, they are the design firm for the Kiwanis Park renovation. The TDA has contracted for a “Deeper Dive” for the firm to develop ideas and plans for individual municipalities.