Whether mentoring high school students in search of a profession or sponsoring design competitions for the cities of the future, we enjoy committing ourselves to our communities and giving back whenever and wherever we can. It's in our blood.
October 19, 2015 :: On October 10, architects, engineers, and elementary school students gathered at San Francisco's Ocean Beach for the 32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest. Organized by the nonprofit Leap Arts in Education, which provides arts education to elementary and middle schools across the San Francisco Bay Area, the event facilitates collaboration between the AEC industry and local elementary... more
August 27, 2015 :: Mark Jones, Associate and Design Leader in our Chicago office spent a morning with our client, Mercy Housing, teaching its residents how to urban sketch. Mark provided a brief overview of how he got into urban sketching and then the group gathered in Buttercup Park to sketch.
May 19, 2015 :: The 100 Club of Chicago is an amazing organization that is the first response to our first responders. This foundation provides and supports the families of fallen firefighters that have had their lives taken in the line of duty. Talented design firms in Chicago re-imagined the classic Eames stool, utilizing the theme of the great city of Chicago as well as the 100 Club and then... more
April 8, 2015 :: Refortify is an event that brings architecture to an after school program, where they teach kids about design and helps them create their dream fort. Architecture Firms are paired with a “little architect” to help bring their dream fort to life. The forts are built through donated items and donated to Safehouse after the event.
October 17, 2014 :: On October 11th, the San Francisco and Oakland offices of Harley Ellis Devereaux participated in Leap’s 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Leap is a non-profit organization that provides art education programs in Bay Area elementary schools. The event brings together teams of architects, engineers, builders, and elementary schools to create sand sculptures... more
June 19, 2014 :: The Los Angeles office had a great opportunity to host several high school students from Verbum Dei High School earlier this month. The students that came had demonstrated achievement in math and science and had expressed an interest in learning more about careers in Architecture & Engineering. It was very well received by the students and faculty/staff that accompanied them. A huge... more
November 15, 2013 :: On Saturday, November 9th, the San Francisco - Oakland office of Harley Ellis Devereaux participated in Leap’s 30th Annual Sandcastle Contest at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Leap is a non-profit organization that provides quality art education programs in Bay Area elementary schools. The event brings together teams of architects, engineers, builders, and elementary schools to create... more
October 30, 2012 :: This past Saturday was nationally-recognized as Make a Difference Day. On Saturday morning, a group of architects and engineers from Harley Ellis Devereaux came together bright and early to volunteer their skills and time for a Habitat for Humanity family. The volunteers from various disciplines included Jennifer Cohoon, Jack Bullo, Mark Karaba, Eric Essique, Alina Chelaidite... more
May 21, 2012 :: Harley Ellis Devereaux teamed with AVI-SPL in support of this year's CANstruction food drive. This exciting design/build competition features companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries where the cans of food used will be donated to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The team was presented with the Whole Foods Award given for “CANstructures” that reflect... more
March 9, 2012 :: Harley Ellis Devereaux’s Chicago office recently participated in this year’s Aeron Chair Hockey tournament organized by Interior Investments. This charity fundraiser involved zooming around with ergonomic Aeron chairs and battling against individuals from the Architecture and Design and Commercial Real Estate industries in support of Special Olympics.
February 22, 2012 :: Harley Ellis Devereaux is proud to once again support the ACE Mentoring program’s Michigan Affiliate. This year, Steve Dailey, principal and mechanical engineering discipline leader; Kshipra Rele, associate and project architect; and Kristin Hawarny, project architect, are serving as mentors. ACE Mentoring is a program designed for high school students with an interest in... more
February 22, 2012 :: Harley Ellis Devereaux again served as a Special Award Sponsor for the Michigan Regional Future City Competition, which was held on January 30, 2012 in Novi, Michigan. A team of architects and engineers from the firm reviewed the work of all participants and selected St. John Lutheran (Rochester, MI) to receive the 2012 “Best Architecture and Engineering Design” award. The annual... more
April 12, 2017 - The Masonry Institute of Michigan and AIA Michigan recently held its annual awards cocktail reception at The Iroquois Club in Bloomfield Hills. The Detroit Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy Specialty Center was one of the projects to receive a coveted M-Award for Excellence in Masonry Design. Ron Henry (Detroit Medical Center) and Annette Hartner (Children’s Hospital... more
February 21, 2017 - Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) congratulates Martha Ball, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C, who has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2017 College of Fellows. AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and... more
February 8, 2017 - A conceptual design of Citti Academy's re-imagined classrooms was named a finalist in SXSWedu's Learning By Design program. As part of the annual SXSWedu Conference & Festival, the Learn by Design encourages designers and educators to work together to discover design-based solutions to challenges within education. Learn by Design, hosted by SHP, is a new program focused on the design... more