Highlandtown Park Shine birds eye view of park corner during community paint day
Reverberations Crosswalk 26th Calvert aerial

Graham Projects is a Baltimore-based design-build agency making 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 in the service of pedestrians and places. We collaborate with neighbors to understand and activate public space through placemaking projects for pedestrian safety and play. Our team leverages community engagement strategies for measurable impact; including creative outreach, neighborhood discovery walks, and in-person and/or virtual participatory design workshops. Resulting projects range from traffic calming pavement murals and quick-build urban design features to artistic wayfinding and immersive sculptures.


Since founding Graham Projects in 2006, Coreil-Allen has expanded the agency’s services to include a comprehensive array of community-based engagement, design, built, and event strategies. The Graham Projects team has impacted hundreds of thousands through public art urban design installation such as viral-sensation Hopscotch Crosswalks, Reverberations Crosswalks, Dancing Forest at Artscape, Sun Stomp at Light City Baltimore, and COVID-19 tactical urbanism response Curbside Commons. The work of Graham Projects has been featured in numerous exhibits and media outlets including the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, a special episode of the hit podcast 99% Invisible, and public art journal Forecast.


As a licensed and insured design firm and general contractor, Graham Projects offers the following services:

  • Public art, placemaking, & urban design
  • Tactical Urbanism
  • Community engagement
  • Project branding, print, & social media graphic design
  • Project narrative & budget development 
  • General contracting
  • Project management
  • Procurement consulting
  • Site control
  • Fabrication & installation
  • Volunteer & event organizing
  • Observational and survey-based project evaluation