There is power in a well-designed place. It makes an organization stronger and propels its mission.

Perkins + WilI, The CVT Headquarters, St. Paul, MN, © Brandon Stengel

We match nonprofits with their design heroes. Improving communities, together.

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

1+ is the largest pro bono design marketplace in the world. Mobilizing $320,637,750 in design services to date.

el dorado inc., Heartland Habitat for Humanity House, Kansas City, KS, © Mike Sinclair

Millions of lives transformed by design for the public good.

STUDIOS Architecture, Kiva Offices, San Francisco, CA, © Sharon Risedorph

1+ program

1+ challenges designers to dedicate 1% or more of working hours to pro bono service and connects nonprofits with pro bono design services.


1+ helps you to create great facilities and environments that advance your mission and values. Partner with the world's most talented architects and designers.


Be a part of the movement. Align your business with your beliefs and do meaningful work at work. Meet your nonprofit client.


“We have 400,000 hours of the nation’s top design talent ready to direct to nonprofits, and we’re just getting started.”

– John Peterson, AIA, Founder, Public Architecture

“I’m asking you and your company to make a real commitment to this innovative program. You can expect a big return on investment and it is the right thing to do.”

– Art Gensler, FAIA, FIDA, Chairman, Gensler, San Francisco, California

“Recognizing community service is what this partnership is all about. Top-performing buildings get ENERGY STAR certified by the EPA, and architects and engineers get recognized by 1+. It’s a win for public service, our environment, and building professionals nationwide.”

– Jean Lupinacci, Director ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

“Public Architecture challenges the entire profession to take the high design standards usually reserved for elite clients and systematically deliver them to society’s most vulnerable.”

– Francie Latour, Boston Globe

"For younger architects, pro bono projects . . . can be an entrée into public or institutional work. Even for experienced architects like us, pro bono projects can be real stepping stones.”

– Billie Tsein, FAIA, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York, New York

“The work is to build for poor families, but the opportunity is to transform a life.”

– Dorothy Bullitt, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Seattle/South King County, Tukwila, Washington

“Our garden has helped broaden awareness of community gardens as a whole. The architectural elements give our gardeners a sense of belonging and our visitors the feeling of arriving at a true destination. That, in my mind, is what architecture is all about.”

– Ray Schutte, Chair, Interbay P-Patch Leadership Team, Seattle, Washington

“The facility has become a gathering place . . . . One of our stakeholders calls it ‘a campaign headquarters for the common good.’ It’s a place where Atlanta comes together.”

– Tracy Hoover, Former CEO, Hands On Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Our Impact: By The Numbers


Nonprofit members


Design firm members


Value of services pledged annually

Our Reach: participants and projects