Pro Bono


Pro Bono

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    A New Theory War?

    The divide between the proponents of practice-based and theoretical instruction.

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    Book: "The Power of Pro Bono"

    Forty compelling examples of architectural design for the public good.

  • Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag, METIHandmade School, Rudrapur, Bangladesh (2006)

    Small Scale, Minor Letdown at the MoMA

    The Museum of Modern Art's new show, "Small Scale, Big Change," features worthy humanitarian efforts ... and a troubling hero complex.

  • John Cary to Leave Public Architecture

    Public Architecture executive director John Cary is departing the San Francisco nonprofit, best known for its pro bono 1 percent program, after six and a half years.

  • Care-Mongering

    Politics may be polarized, but architects are bound by their professional code to serve the less fortunate.

  • AIA Names Nine for 2010 Young Architects Award

    The AIA has announced the recipients of the 2010 Young Architects Award, given to those who have been licensed for 10 years or fewer and have made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.

  • PRE  Location  New York and Providence, R.I.  Partners  From left: Daniel Kidd, Aaron Davis, Zachary Colbert, and Leah Meisterlin

    New Practice/Un-Practice

    Jobs are scarce, so many young designers are choosing to strike out on their own. We profile three emerging firms, each with its own unconventional approach to architectural practice.

  • The 57th Annual P/A Awards

    Good design is no more or less than intelligent, bold conjecture. Asking the right questions, our jury discovered, can lead to solutions that are worth celebrating.

  • Students from Philadelphia University designed and built an integrated ramp with a gentler slope, plus a handrail wall, enabling Josh to move about his home with greater freedom and confidence.

    Architecture Students Learn the True Meaning of Vitruvius' Utilitas

    Freedom by Design, a five-year-old program run by the AIAS, challenges students to assist those who would benefit most from modest improvements in their surroundings.

  • The Neno Schools Project, in Malawi, is an effort by John McAslan  Partners to develop an inexpensive school prototype for one of Africa's poorest countries. The firm, which has created a deparment for pro bono work, also has projects in Rwanda and Haiti.

    Where Good Works Are Part of the Business Model

    UK firm John McAslan + Partners has made pro bono a cornerstone of its practice, with projects in Malawi, Rwanda, Haiti, and elsewhere.



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