Our session will communicate how our architecture studio is a social enterprise,
using commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and
environmental well-being. Our understanding of the nonprofit community not
only fosters excellence in design, but creates architecture that represents the
vision, goals and sensibilities of each of our nonprofit partners. Though making
up a significant part of the economic and social fabric of their communities,
nonprofits face enormous financial difficulties addressing their development
needs. We offer a solution by providing affordable architecture services to
nonprofits so that they can further their missions in the spaces we’ve created.
We will illustrate, through a case study/studies, how our business model works to
make a positive impact in the communities we serve, as well as being the
catalyst for our creative process.
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand how to create an architect firm that reflects your vision and values.
2. Demonstrate how the connection between a nonprofit and for-profit architecture
firm forms a social enterprise, serving the public good.
3. Explain how an architecture studio can achieve a triple bottom line, social,
environmental, and financial success.
4. Understand, through a case study/studies, how the work initiated through a
nonprofit architecture firm fuels the creative process of a traditional for-profit architecture firm.
Gregory Kearley, AIA, LEED AP, SEED
Potomac Chapter ASLA