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August 8, 2017
WORK WITH US IN CIVIC CREATIVITY  Building on a deep legacy of community engagement, SFNOMA is your local design advocacy platform.  Member firms are civic creatives.  We work closely with communities and community leaders to develop experiences,... Read More

Open Architecture Collaborative

July 6, 2016
The Open Architecture Collaborative is the platform for bringing together under resourced communities and architectural designers to actualize their full potential through positive action. The international network provides organizational support, individual trainings and resources, and a global network platform for community focused, volunteer design chapters.

Design Intelligence Conference

May 10, 2016
The Design Intelligence Conference will be held on April 30, 2016 at The New School and will feature a panel discussion, keynote, skill-based workshops, and networking opportunities for both New School students and the greater... Read More

IA Collaborative

March 4, 2015
IA Collaborative innovates with user driven research, strategy and design. IA Collaborative works closely with clients to create digital experiences, brands and environments that appeal to the user on a profound level.

Bouy Inc

March 4, 2015
Buoy inc believes design and communication have the potential to improve businesses and the world. The agency focuses on creating specialized teams of professionals who work closely with clients to create thoughtful, well-designed marketing solutions.

VRD Research

March 4, 2015
VRD Research helps companies innovate products and services from bottom up through innovative attitudes and actions in the course of a process. Their challenge is to help companies find right arguments for innovation and to conduce them in the “make-happen” process.


March 4, 2015
Doblin takes a “total innovation” approach that helps businesses invest in innovative projects while maintaining a healthy bottom line. Doblin’s diverse team of designers, engineers, MBAs and social scientist brings rich perspectives and insights into innovation in the business world.

Design It

March 4, 2015
Designit offers a cohesive product-service experience that keeps pace with modern technology and lifestyles. Designit works collaboratively with clients to create meaningful human-centered physical and digital product-service experiences.

Build Collective

March 4, 2015
BuildCollective is a non-profit organization for architecture and development that collaborates with universities, nongovernmental organizations, institutions, companies, artists and local communities to define processes and frameworks for each project.

Containers to Clinics

March 4, 2015
Containers 2 Clinics (C2C) reduces maternal and child mortality in low-income countries by providing access to sustainable primary health care for women and children; deploys modular, financially self-sustaining health care clinics made from shipping containers to low-income communities and trains local women entrepreneurs to own and operate them.

Latent Design

March 4, 2015
Latent Design employs an intensely participatory design method to inform projects ranging from small-scale interventions to neighborhood master plans. The firm functions at the intersection of design and community development to develop ecological place-based architecture and interventions.

Building Trust

March 4, 2015
Building Trust International is a non-profit charity that believes in good design for all. It believes that design at its core is about developing skills for problem solving and creating better solutions.

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