The 1% Welcomes 8 New Firms, Ends 2007 at 255
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Public Architecture welcomed 8 new firms to The 1% program during the month of December, wrapping up 2007 with 255 firms pledging more than 80,000 hours in professional design services.
Angela Vasandani, AIA (Lisle, IL)
BASE (Lisbon, Portugal)
Core Studios (Atlanta, GA)
GBBN Architects (Cincinnati, OH)
Mendes Arquitetera e Consultoria (Santa Marta, Brazil)
Oudens | Ello Architects LLC (Boston, MA)
SMPC Architects (Albuquerque, NM)
WHR Architects, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Winslow Architecture & Urban Design (San Francisco, CA)
The 1% Program of Public Architecture
“The 1%” is a national program launched by Public Architecture in 2005 that challenges architecture and design firms to pledge 1% of their billable hours to pro bono work. Over 200 firms have signed on to date. If every architecture professional in the U.S. dedicated just 20 hours annually, it would add up to 5,000,000 hours each year—the equivalent of 2,500-person firm working fulltime for the public good. The 1% program was launched by Public Architecture in 2005 with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and is presently supported by a range of groups, including the NEA, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Boston Society of Architects (BSA), corporate and private foundations, as well as leading firms such as Elness Swenson Graham Architects (ESG), Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA), Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum (HOK), HKS, McCall Design Group, Peckham & Wright Architects (PWA), and Perkins + Will.
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