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Public Dialog is curated by the 1+ program’s parent organization, Public Architecture, and represents a collection of articles, case studies, and other resources to further the discussion surrounding design and social impact.

Alameda County Firehouse Clinics

To address health care gaps in the safety net particularly among low-income populations, Alameda County Health Care Services has put forth an innovative proposal to co-locate medical clinics at fire stations throughout the County. Known

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Hayward Firehouse Clinic

ResilientSF: Video Series, "Golden Gate Park: A Sustainable Retrofit" by CMG Landscape Architecture (Full)

Scott Cataffa of CMG Landscape Architecture talks about his firm's Resilient SF proposal to improve the functionality of Golden Gate Park's Polo Field through a sustainable infrastructure retrofit that would benefit us today and after an earthquake.

For more info, visit: http://publicarchitecture.org/blog/three-firms-present-creative-solution...

Design Access 2014

A glimpse into our third annual Design Access Summit - and a sneak peek into our work with University of Texas, Ford Foundation, and national and local experts to make the new University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley the nation's premier anchor institution.

Facility Guide for Early Childhood and Elementary Schools

This manual is intended to support you in making informed decisions concerning your Early Childhood and Elementary School facilities. As KIPP grows and begins to serve more students at younger ages it is important to gather general best practices employed by KIPP middle schools and high schools, to understand lessons learned from pioneering KIPP elementary schools and to tailor this information to help KIPP schools in the future.

Pro Bono Design Handbook for Designers

This handbook is a resource to help architecture and design firms develop the framework to incorporate pro bono design into practice. It also serves as a guide on how to find projects, either on your own or through The 1% matching process.

This material is out of date with respect to the site details, but you can probably figure out how to use the new OnePlus site.  Other general material is still very relevant.


Public Architecture, along with its partners, developed a holistic sustainability framework for International Planned Parenthood's Bolivian affiliate, CIES, which explores the relationship between sustainability and public health.

Sustainability for Nonprofits

Public Architecture developed a resource that introduces the benefits of green design and operations and provides insight on how nonprofit organizations can incorporate such practices into their facilities. 

Pro Bono Design Handbook for Nonprofits

A step by step guide for nonprofits in need of design assistance to connect with The 1% program network of architecture and firms who have pledged a commitment to pro bono service.

It is a bit out of date with respect to the details of working on the site, but you should be able to figure out the new site.  The general information is still very useful.

The 1% 2011 Firm Survey

As the economy continues to recover slowly, architects and designers are increasingly putting their skills to work for the public good, according to a survey of nearly 1000 firms by Public Architecture in collaboration with researchers from Harvard Business School.