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A Sense of Community. As a proud member of our communities, we take pride in participating and giving back. Here are just a few of the ways we engage our cities, towns and neighborhoods.

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.

Community Involvement

HED builds sandcastles for charity in San Francisco

HED builds sandcastles for charity in San Francisco

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


Urban Sketching at Mercy Housing

Urban Sketching at Mercy Housing

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. 


HED re-imagines the classic Eames Stool for the 100 Club of Chicago

HED re-imagines the classic Eames Stool for the 100 Club of Chicago

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


Harley Ellis Devereaux Refortify 2015

Harley Ellis Devereaux Refortify 2015

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.


Harley Ellis Devereaux Participates in Leap’s 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest

Harley Ellis Devereaux Participates in Leap’s 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest

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


Verbum Dei High School Students visit HED Los Angeles

Verbum Dei High School Students visit HED Los Angeles

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


Harley Ellis Devereaux Participates in Leap’s 30th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Harley Ellis Devereaux Participates in Leap’s 30th Annual Sandcastle Contest

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


Harley Ellis Devereaux Volunteers on National “Make a Difference Day” for Habitat for Humanity

Harley Ellis Devereaux Volunteers on National “Make a Difference Day” for Habitat for Humanity

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


CANstruction Winners of the Whole Foods Market Chicago Award

CANstruction Winners of the Whole Foods Market Chicago Award

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


Harley Ellis Devereaux Support Special Olympics

Harley Ellis Devereaux Support Special Olympics

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.


Harley Ellis Devereaux Continues its Commitment to ACE Mentoring

Harley Ellis Devereaux Continues its Commitment to ACE Mentoring

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


Harley Ellis Devereaux Sponsors “Best Architecture and Engineering Design” Award

Harley Ellis Devereaux Sponsors “Best Architecture and Engineering Design” Award

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