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The Power of Pro Bono

40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients

Published by Metropolis Books
Edited by John Cary and Public Architecture. Foreword by Majora Carter. Preface by John Peterson.

Featured image of the Robin Hood L!brary Initiative at P.S. 47 in the Bronx is reproduced from <a href="9781935202189.html">The Power of Pro Bono</a>.A first-of-its-kind book, equally representing the voices of architects and their clients, The Power of Pro Bono presents 40 pro bono design projects across the country. The clients include grassroots community organizations like the Homeless Prenatal Program of San Francisco, as well as national and international nonprofits, among them Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, KIPP Schools and Planned Parenthood. These public-interest projects were designed by a range of award-winning practices, from SHoP Architects in New York and Studio Gang in Chicago, to young studios including Stephen Dalton Architects in Southern California and Hathorne Architects in Detroit, to some of the largest firms in the country, such as Gensler, HOK and Perkins + Will. Scores of private donors, local community foundations and companies, and material and service donations made these projects possible. So have some of the most progressive funders in the country, ranging from Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans to the Robin Hood Foundation in New York. Taken as a whole, the selected works represent six general categories: Arts, Civic, Community, Education, Health and Housing. This book is inspired and informed by the advocacy and design work of Public Architecture, a national nonprofit founded in 2002 by San Francisco-based architect John Peterson. The 1% program of Public Architecture challenges architecture and design firms nationwide to pledge a minimum of one percent of their time to pro bono service, leveraging in excess of $25 million in donated services annually.

Featured image of the Robin Hood L!brary Initiative at P.S. 47 in the Bronx is reproduced from The Power of Pro Bono.

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ALEX GALAN | DATE 1/19/2011

Holcim Awards, Public Architecture, Metropolis Books at the Four Seasons Restaurant

Holcim Awards, Public Architecture, Metropolis Books at the Four Seasons Restaurant On Tuesday January 18th New York's architecture community joined John Peterson and John Cary at the landmark, Philip Johnson-designed Four Seasons New York in the Seagram building to honor Public Architecture and celebrate their new book The Power of Pro Bono, published by Metropolis Books. The evening's sponsor, Holcim, highlighted their awards program which is giving two million dollars this year alone to sustainable projects. Applications are being accepted until March 23, 2011. For more information visit www.holcimawards.org. In addition, guests at the launch included Columbia's Mark Wigley, Princeton's Beatrix Colamina, Architectural League's Anne Reiselbach, Storefront's Eva Franch, and architects Charles Renfro, Monty Freeman, Anne Nixon and principals from Weiss Manfredi, SHoP Architects, and Marpillero Pollak. continue to blog


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