Design Exchange—a New York startup organization that provides pro bono architectural services—completed its first project for a family in need, transforming an outdated apartment into a vibrant living space. The organization serves as the pro bono services arm of designer Sean Carlson Perry’s eponymous firm. For every project commissioned by Perry, ten percent of the project fee is donated to Design Exchange.
ARCHITECT spoke with Perry last year when the designer told us, "Our focus is on providing individuals with the design basics to create a foundation for them in which they can build a life and create an environment that promotes healing and success."
Perry and designer Amy Hill worked for five weeks with numerous volunteers to remove the existing carpet, paint the walls, and assemble the newly donated furniture and accessories in the New York apartment. Perry says Design Exchange aims to complete its next project by summer 2015.