Dialog

Dialog is curated by the 1+ program’s parent organization, Public Architecture, and represents a collection of articles, case studies, and other resources to further the discussion surrounding design and social impact.

École Nationale Jacob Martin Henriquez

Gensler and Operation USA partnered to reconstruct a school in Jacmel, Haiti, a community overwhelmed by the 2010 earthquake. Jacmel’s rebuilt campus serves more than 400 students in grades K-7 who otherwise cannot afford primary education. This case study is part of an on-going series highlighting participants of The 1% program and it is the first to feature the significant contribution of ASID members who have made pro bono service an integral part of design practice.

Categories: Case Studies, Stories of Impact and Reporting

Youth Center On Highland

Youth Center On Highland is the sixth in our on-going case study series highlighting participants of The 1% program and the first to feature the significant contribution of IIDA members who have made pro bono service an integral part of design practice. LA-based office of HOK partnered with the LA Gay & Lesbian Center to re-imagine the Youth Center on Highland through high-energy, durable and efficient interior design strategies, in order to improve and expand programs and services for LGBT youth in need.

Categories: Case Studies, Stories of Impact and Reporting

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 The 1% 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 construction process for Habitat for Humanity’s 1400+ affiliates across the country. Kansas City-based El Dorado Inc was recruited for their residential design excellence and commitment to public service to work with Habitat Heartland Habitat for Humanity. Together, they were challenged to design and build a home that exceeds Habitat’s typical design and sustainability standards.

Categories: Case Studies, Stories of Impact and Reporting

Lights on Market Street: A Case Study on Arts & Culture Revitalization Initiatives

Public Architecture collaborated with the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2010-2011 to realize Lights on Market Street, a temporary public art initiative in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district. Implementing interactive light and technology-based installations by Paul Notzold, Theodore Watson, and Jim Campbell, Lights on Market Street was a part of a larger incubatory effort to transform the neighborhood using an arts-focused revitalization strategy.

Categories: Public Studio, Case Studies

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