Designer Overview

The 1% program asks architecture and design firms nationwide to dedicate one percent of their working hours to pro bono service.

Join the movement
1000 architecture and design firms across the U.S. have already pledged their time through The 1% program, delivering an estimated $38 million in pro bono services yearly.

Participating firms
The 1% program has attracted a range of firms, from sole proprietors to some of the largest firms in the country, such as Perkins + Will and HKS. Design firms of all kinds and sizes are welcome to pledge and participate.

Pro bono defined
The 1% program defines pro bono service to be professional services rendered in the public interest without expectation of a fee or with a significant reduction in fees.

Pro bono clients
The 1% program focuses primarily on 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations as appropriate pro bono clients. These organizations have been relieved of their tax burden in recognition of the societal benefit that they provide.