The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Public Architecture have partnered to support pro bono service for nonprofits seeking interior design expertise.
Both organizations will encourage ASID members to pledge to The 1%, a nationwide program of Public Architecture that challenges architecture and design firms to commit a minimum of 1% of their time to pro bono service and facilitates a matching service to connect firms with nonprofits seeking pro bono design services.
"The interior design community has played a necessary and important role in The 1% program since its founding," commented John Peterson, founder and president of Public Architecture. "We're inspired by ASID's vision and support of the profession's role in improving communities in need."
The 1%'s firms, which include ASID members, on average contribute $9 million in pro bono services annually. This new partnership is aimed at providing members with the resources, opportunities and support needed to increase service.
"From designing livable homes for veterans, to creating warm and welcoming environments for children's hospitals, each day we hear about the many inspiring service projects our members are working on in their communities," added ASID national president Barbara Marini, FASID, IDEC.
"Through our official partnership with The 1% program, we aim to recognize this workwhile also making it easier for any member who wants to get involved in probono projects."