Pro Bono

AIA infographic on service and volunteering

AIArchitect, the email newsletter of the American Institute of Architects, has dedicated today’s issue to what it calls “emerging professionals”–those AIA members within their first ten years of licensed practice. The image above–“Allow time for volunteering opportunities”–is presented as one of “10 Ways Architects Can Support the Next Generation.” With this infographic and message, the(…)


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Skyscraper Museum, pro bono

Today’s quick post is a project completed in 2004 for the nonprofit Skyscraper Museum in New York City, which had been displaced from its previous home following September 11, 2001, due to its proximity to Ground Zero. The museum’s new and permanent space, which it owns, was generously donated by developers Millennium Partners, designed pro(…)


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Co.Design: “Five Myths About Pro Bono Design”

Earlier this year, FastCompany‘s Co.Design published a provocative, sometimes comical, and overall insightful infographic by Jessica Hische, “Designers, Should You Work for Free?” The dizzyingly intricate flowchart immediately went viral among designers, as it perfectly encapsulated the ambivalence and frustration so many feel about being repeatedly asked to do friends a solid without any compensation,(…)


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Co.Design: "Five Myths About Pro Bono Design"

Earlier this year, FastCompany‘s Co.Design published a provocative, sometimes comical, and overall insightful infographic by Jessica Hische, “Designers, Should You Work for Free?” The dizzyingly intricate flowchart immediately went viral among designers, as it perfectly encapsulated the ambivalence and frustration so many feel about being repeatedly asked to do friends a solid without any compensation,(…)


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Profile: a verynice design studio

A new model in the practice of pro bono design is a verynice design studio, a social enterprise, full-service design practice, started in 2009 by Los Angeles-based designer Matthew Manos. Working for over 100 clients–as diverse as a high school in Vancouver and the United Nations–a verynice design studio operates with 40 volunteers internationally is(…)


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Should I Work for Free?

Earlier this year, Co.Design published a provocative, sometimes comical, and overall insightful infographic, titled, “Designers, Should You Work for Free?” The dizzyingly intricate flowchart immediately went viral among designers as it perfectly encapsulated the ambivalence and frustration so many feel about being repeatedly asked to do friends a solid without any compensation, at best, and(…)


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