The Power of Pro Bono: Public interest design

On April 6, 2012, the CCE presented “The Power of Pro Bono“, a lecture by John Cary, President & CEO of Next American City and former ED of Public Architecture.

John is the editor of The Power of Pro Bono: 40 Stories about Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients, which features 40 projects in the U.S. and presents both nonprofit clients’ and designers’ perspectives. The clients include grassroots community organizations, and national and international nonprofits like Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, KIPP Schools and Planned Parenthood paired with award-winning practices from SHoP Architects in New York and Studio Gang in Chicago, to young studios including Stephen Dalton Architects in California to some of the largest firms in the US. Taken as a whole, the selected works represent six general categories: Arts, Civic, Community, Education, Health and Housing.

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