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Importance Of Philanthropy

REMINDER: Arch After Dark is in two days! Free food, wine, and music provided!

What: Arch After Dark | Fundraising Event For Orphanage In Haiti.

Where: 1239 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401

When: Friday July 5th, 2013 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Join us anytime!

RSVP: www.facebook.com/events/462780870477845/

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Philanthropy can be defined as, “the desire to promote the welfare of others”. Usually it is done through the generous donation of money, goods  and/or time. Being actively involved in some sort of philanthropic organization is good for society and the soul.

ConsciousBuild’s company culture was formed with a dedication to donate 10% of our time, resources, and profits to non-profit clients and humanitarian projects. Most of the time we stay true to this principle. It is part of our motto to provide socially responsible architecture; currently we are providing construction documents for an orphanage in Haiti.

Last year Cal poly student David Gibbs began his senior thesis to complete his bachelor’s degree in architecture. He was tired of designing conceptual projects that didn’t relate to the “real world”, therefore he began his search for a project to make a change in the world. Soon afterwards, David found his client, Child Hope, which is a charity organization in Haiti looking to expand their network of orphanages. He approached our sister organization, Journeyman International (which runs the RED Studio) for help designing it. After David graduated he began collaborating with ConsciousBuild and we are now helping him make his dream a reality.

We are very glad to partner up with someone like David because his passion for humanitarian architecture is tremendous. He says, “There is no better call for architecture then to provide a sense of place to those who have been completely deprived of one, both physically and emotionally”.

+ M. Farid Shahid

East Elevation

 

Rendering of the orphanage in Haiti designed by David Gibbs.
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