John Peterson, of Public Architecture, is coming to town on October 20th to give a talk on how pro bono design is making a difference. Â His firm has been behind a national effort, call the One Percent, to mobilize architects to donate 1% of their time per year toward pro bono causes.
Recently they've published a book called the Power of Pro Bono detailing 40 project nation wide where architects have donated their time toward great causes. CAST architecture's first pro bono project, the Interbay P-Patch is featured in the book.
We joined up with the One Percent several years ago after finishing the first project for the P-Patch, and have since completed several, with more on the way. I heartily recommend public service as an excellent way for architects to use their unique skill set to improve the community. Â Plus, personally, it feels great to know that you've made a difference in the lives of some of your neighbors.
Here are the details for the talk:
Pan Pacific Hotel
2125 Terry Avenue, Lakefront Room
Cocktails start at 5:30, the talk starts at 6:15, with dessert and coffee afterwards.