Make Place Happen

Serving People & Places

Graham Projects makes cities more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. Building on backgrounds in public art, urban design, ecology, and neighborhood advocacy, Public Artist Graham Coreil-Allen (he/him) and team produce participatory projects and in the service of pedestrians and places.Some call it creative placemaking, others tactical urbanism. We call it public art for the common good.

Public ArtPlacemakingCivic Engagement

Our Process

► You present the place challenge
► We propose creative solutions
► You share feedback
► We make place happen!

Let’s Make Place Happen!

Towanda Grantley Ave LaneScape Installation preview

Towanda LaneScape Grantley Ave

26th Street Green Pavement Mural

26th Street Green Pavement Mural



  • Graham Projects is Growing featuring Melvin Jadulang and Zoe Roane-Hopkins

    New Hires at Graham Projects!

    Graham Projects is growing rapidly – and thanks to two new hires, we will be serving even more communities in making place happen. We are exctied to announce Melvin Jadulang is our Director of Operations and Engagement, and Zoe Roane-Hopkins is our Associate Placemaker / Project Designer.

  • Curbside Commons Harford & Rosekemp Midblock Crosswalk

    2020 Challenges & Innovations

    2020 proved to be an unprecedented year of COVID-19 challenges and innovations for Graham Projects. From these challenges arose new opportunities for remote creative collaboration and physically distancing activations of public space. We are proud and appreciative of having so many amazing partners who continue to help us improve cities through public art and civic engagement. Below are a few highlights of our work this year and the folks who made it all possible.

  • 99 Percent Invisible City Book

    99 Percent Invisible City Book

    I’m excited to share that New Public Sites has once again been featured by the producers of hit radio show 99 Percent Invisible. Back in 2012 99pi senior producer Sam Greenspan and host Roman Mars featured this work in episode #60, Names vs The Nothing. Eight years later we are honored to have our New Public Ideas featured in The 99 Percent Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design. Order your copy through a local bookstore today! – Graham