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Carol A. Krawczyk is an award-winning writer and editor. Her strong ordinance and writing background provides detailed research-based ordinances and articles. She received the “Outstanding Public Official Award,” from the Georgia Urban Forestry Commission in 1996 for her work on the Savannah Tree Ordinance.

Currently, she accesses professional and academic journals to provide up-to-date data to substantiate information. Further, she is able to document post-occupancy evaluations and designs for publication in professional and academic press to include your design in the much-needed foundation of research.

Krawczyk is also a successful grant writer, helping non-profits and neighborhoods find funding for design and planning projects.

Her work on Coastal Gardener Magazine (1994 – 1997) filled a much-needed market for horticulture and design in the lower, coastal southeastern United States. It won the Merit Award in Communications by the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1997.

The following services are offered through Research-Based Design:

Grant Writing

  • Pathways IV – awarded $200,000 for a paved pathway that connected a historic Native Islander neighborhood with the local school and island destinations for the Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

  • Washington Sculptor’s Group, Washington, D.C. – worked on proposals for exhibits throughout the country.

Ordinance Writing

  • Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances, Kennett Square, PA

  • Comprehensive Plan, Kennett Square, PA (2000)

  • City of Savannah Tree Ordinance, Savannah, Georgia (1993 – 1994)

  • Island Character Guidelines, Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (1993)

  • Xeriscape Ordinance, Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina (1992)

Horticultural Writing and Editing

  • Coastal Gardener Magazine (1994 – 1997)


  • “The Engagement Zone,” based upon a series of observational studies, this research looks at which aspects of children’s environments engage children and postulates reasons why this may be the case.

  • “Outdoor Environments for children with autism,” building theory through interviews with children with autism, together with their parents, concerning outdoor environmental preferences. (In analysis phase.)

  • “Child Critics,” looking at the influence of technology as a tool for communication between children who have autism. (In process of data collection.)

  • “The Use of Spatial Analysis in Post-Occupancy Evaluation,” showcases the process of analyzing spatial elements in an environment as a component of Post-Occupancy Developments. Findings led to the hypothesis of the engagement zone. (In process of writing.)

  • “Listening to All the Voices,” a study analyzing 231 essays written by Kennett High School Social Studies students based upon interviews of older relatives and neighbors about the image of Kennett Square Borough published in The Kennett Paper, 2008.


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