Public Architecture was established in 2002 as a non-profit architectural outfit boasting of its pro-bono services for public service projects and advocacy among the professional community. Founded by John Peterson, he was inspired with a vision beyond the typical clientele and commissions that he was so accustomed for architects to take on. He saw a bigger vision to impact the culture and community on a larger, ‘public’ scale. Today, Public Architecture has launched an advocacy campaign aimed at the entire design professional community to encourage a pledge and dedication of their billable hours towards community design and development. The program is known as “The 1% Solution”.
In the field, Public Architecture has tackled issues such as urban sidewalk+streetscape design, accessory dwelling units, day laborer stations, and the Scrap House, a built exhibition for the World Environment Day festivities in San Francisco using all reclaimed materials from local landfills.
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