Design Access creates a shared vision among leading decision makers for how to leverage design as a tool for social gain.
Good design improves quality of life but does not reach our most vulnerable communities at a scale that offers widespread impact. Design Access gathers leaders from the government, design, nonprofit, and funding professions to advance our collective ability to provide services at scale to our most underserved and challenging problems.
FSG Social Impact Consultants / General Services Administration / Harvard Business School / Studio Gang / The California Endowment / Cannon Design / Ford Foundation[+]
Design Access focuses on building productive relationships between attendees and their representative organizations. Through conversations lead by social innovators, participants will share their skills, experiences, and goals to build a repository of needs and assets specific to multidisciplinary engagement.
This is not a traditional conference. There are no keynotes; Design Access is invite-only and everyone at this gathering is an expert in their field. The summit offers participants an opportunity to build their professional relationships, to team up on projects, and to disrupt underserved contexts.
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Public Architecture is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts the resources of design in the service of the public interest. We identify and solve practical problems of human interaction in the built environment and act as a catalyst for public discourse through education, advocacy, and the design of public spaces and amenities.