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

Work on What You Love

Aug 21, 2014 · by Bruce Mau

Bruce Mau's Commencement Address: RISD, 2014 Read full »

Lessons Learned in the New “Un-normal” Normal

Aug 21, 2014 · by Albert W. Rubeling

A unique perspective on design and what makes firms successful Read full »

Social Media: The Fine Art of Contemporary Customer Engagement

Jul 23, 2014 · by Gita Mirchandani

Emerging communication methods provide new opportunities for businesses and global practices Read full »

Salvaging a Sustainable Future

Jul 23, 2014 · by Shannon Goodman

Building material salvage/reuse advances substantial economic and social benefits Read full »

The Owners Dilemma

Winning Work Isn't About Who You Know, But Who Knows You

Topics

DI.net RSS Feeds

DI.net on Twitter

Research Support