March 18, 2014
By Ellen Mitchell-Kozack, Public Interest Design Leader, HKS, Inc.

How can public interest projects make a meaningful impact within your firm, the community – and you? Join us and learn about public interest design.

I believe that by offering access to professional design services for underserved members of society, architectural firms are fulfilling others as well as themselves. We are all citizens of the world – it is our essential humanity that moves us to do good. 

As architects and designers, we have the unique ability to share our vision, knowledge and talents, creating settings that inspire and help lift those in need. Let’s talk about this. And, together, let’s do something about it. Citizen HKS is the tangible, socially responsible facet of HKS’s brand vision, “creating places that enhance the human experience.” Grounded in the fundamental principle that all people deserve to live in socially, economically and environmentally healthy communities, we are galvanizing our commitment to serve people and communities through public interest design. 

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A 2014 calendar, located on the HKS website, shares additional JOIN US talks: Please register to attend these streaming video events.  

For more information, contact Ellen Mitchell at or Trish Martineck at

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