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Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

The Elevated Studio

May 10, 2016
The Elevated Studio promotes social equality by expanding access to values-driven design that helps individuals and communities achieve economic and physical resilience and sustainability. FOUNDED BY DESIGN PROFESSIONALS AIMING TO ELEVATE INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES THROUGH... Read More


March 4, 2015
iDE uses the power of innovation and markets to create income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households around the world.

Shelter with Spirit

March 4, 2015
Shelter with Spirit works in partnership with other Central Texas non-profits to provide grants for shelter renovation projects, which will enable families in need to avail themselves of green building technology.


February 1, 2015
Initiative reCOVER is a unique program focusing on evaluating the architectural implications of emergency relief shelters and the potential for improvement.

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