Make a donation
Public Architecture has learned to do a lot with a little, but imagine what we could do with even a small increase in funding. The single-best way to support our efforts is by making a donation, however modest. Click here to make a donation.

Become a sponsor
Encourage your company or firm to sponsor Public Architecture. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities, all of which offer extensive exposure and association with a highly unique nonprofit design organization.

Refer a donor
Do you know a philanthropist or person of means that regularly gives to nonprofit organizations or might consider it? Tell them about Public Architecture, or work with our staff to approach them.

Host a fundraiser
Many firms and companies host parties, functions, or even sporting events to benefit nonprofit organizations or other groups. Consider supporting Public Architecture at your next such event.

From time to time, Public Architecture projects require in-office or remote support. Let us know what skills or ideas that you have to offer. We are almost always in need of designers with computer rendering or graphic skills. Click here for a list of current Public Architecture volunteer opportunities.

Donate hardware or software
The two things limiting our capacity to host additional volunteers in our office are computers and software. We have the space, the workstations, and there’s never a shortage of ongoing or potential projects.

Pledge your 1%
"The 1%" pro bono service program of Public Architecture provides a simple and free way to increase awareness, recognition, and support of your firm’s pro bono activities. Click here to pledge your 1% today.

Submit a project profile
Has your firm or one that you know of engaged in a pro bono project? We are always looking for examples of pro bono work. Plans are presently underway for a traveling exhibition and book cataloging such projects.

Spread the word
If some aspect of Public Architecture moves you or you think it would inspire others, refer your co-workers and friends to our website. Encourage them to sign up for our newsletter.

Arrange a lecture
Public Architecture’s founder and executive director speak regularly to firms, schools, AIA chapters, and other audiences around the country. Our highly visual, multi-media presentations are much more than another painful Powerpoint.

For additional information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Founder & President, John Peterson, by phone at 415/861-8200 or email at john [at]


Public Architecture’s every effort is dependent on the generosity of visionary people, just like you.


The single best way to support our efforts is by making a donation, however small. Donations can be made online via at the link above or by sending a check to Public Architecture, 1211 Folsom Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1397.

Incorporated in the State of California, Public Architecture is registered as a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service. Accordingly, all donations are tax-deductible.

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