What Architects Can Do In The Age Of Trump

Work on the problems you think are important, commit to pro bono work, and “find solace in trying.” How can architects create positive social change in their work? That’s a question that John Peterson has devoted much of his career to answering. In the early 2000s, the architect disbanded his private practice—which had been devoted…

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Designer Case Study No. 11: Interface Architects Studio

Designer Case Study No. 11: Interface Architects Studio, is part of an ongoing series of case studies featuring AIA members doing pro bono and social impact work.  This particular case study focuses on Interface Studio Architect’s innovative model of practice, located in Philadelphia, PA and Cambridge, MA; founded in 2005. Principals Brian Philips and Deb…

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The Betty & Clint Josey Pavilion

The tenth in an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. The Josey Pavillion is Texas’ first certified Living Building and was made possible through a collaboration between Lake |  Flato Architects and The Dixon Water Foundation. Use this…

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Lake I Flato Architects, The Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion, Decatur, TX © Casey Dunn + Dror Baldinger

Pro bono verification of ENERGY STAR-eligible buildings

Public Architecture’s 1+ program is partnering with the EPA to launch a service to match ENERGY STAR-eligible buildings owned by nonprofits and government agencies with architects and engineers willing to verify applications on a cost-free, “pro bono” basis. ENERGY STAR certification is no-cost, but applications do require review by a professional engineer or a registered…

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HAWAII WILDLIFE CENTER

Our third case study features the Hawaii Wildlife Center designed by AIA members at Ruhl Walker Architects, a Boston-based firm that has made pro bono service an integral part of design practice. As Hawaii’s first wildlife recovery center, the facility consists of three integrated and sustainably designed components: a wildlife care and response facility, an…

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The 1% Habitat House, Kansas City

The 1% Habitat House, Kansas City is the seventh of an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in 1+ program who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. Created by Public Architecture, The 1% Habitat initiative engages the design community to improve the design and…

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Cabin Project

Cabin Project is the fourth of an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in the 1+ program (formerly  The 1%) who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. The design of the Cabin Project for the Shadow Hills Riding Club was produced by students through…

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KIVA HEADQUARTERS

Kiva Headquarters is the second of an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by the AIA members participating in the 1+ program (formally the 1% program) who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. The San Francisco-based international nonprofit, Kiva has the mission to connect people through lending to…

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HAYES VALLEY PLAYGROUND & CLUBHOUSE

Hayes Valley Playground & Clubhouse is the first of an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in the 1+ program ( formally the 1% program) who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. WRNS Studio and The Trust for Public Land partnered on this community-driven…

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