The One Percent Solution for Pro Bono

April 27, 2005 · by DesignIntelligence

If all of the United States' 240,000 architects gave 20 hours a year to pro bono work, the result would effectively be a 2,500-member firm, working full-time for clients who could not normally afford professional design.

If all of the United States' 240,000 architects gave 20 hours a year to pro bono work, the result would effectively be a 2,500-member firm, working full-time for clients who could not normally afford professional design.

A Web-based undertaking to corral that talent was launched this month: the 1% Solution asks for firms to pledge one percent of billable hours toward pro bono work.

You can read about present and later phases of the plan at www.onepercent.org or www.archvoices.org.

So far the list of ground-floor participants includes some leading firms, including: AZ Architecture Studio; Ben Ledbetter Architect, ; Bridges Architecture; Buttrick Wong Architects; Culvahouse Consulting Group, Inc.; Duo Dickinson Architect; Garafolo Architects; Harris Welker Architects; James Barnes Architects; Jova/Daniels/Busby; Charles F. Bloszies; Oglesby Greene; Peterson Architects; Pugh & Scarpa; Sparano & Mooney Architecture; Speegle: Architecture; Sylver Image Architecture Services; Tuck Hinton Architects; and Van Dusen Architects.

Post Comment

Building a Global Design Practice

Oct 15, 2014 · by Ken Sanders & Meredith Ludlow

How Gensler maintains quality, culture while expanding globally Read full »

Why India?

Oct 2, 2014 · by Bradford Perkins

A first-generation firm explores reasons to make India a priority Read full »

Opening a New Office: A Case for Restraint

Sep 18, 2014 · by Riccardo Mascia

Weighing the risks and rewards of expanding into new markets Read full »

Infographic: Hottest Regions for U.S.-Based Multinational Design Firms

Sep 18, 2014 · by DesignIntelligence

The shift in global economic power is driving significant trends in many areas of business and life. Some see cause for concern, but others have found increasing opportunity.Since DesignIntelligence... Read full »

The Owners Dilemma

SCADpad

Topics

DI.net RSS Feeds

DI.net on Twitter

Research Support