By choosing to sponsor the work of AWBS volunteers, you will be putting your dollars directly to work to help create life-changing design in local and global communities. You will be supporting design that bolsters the impact of local non-profits, as well as projects which promote education, housing, health, and sanitation services in locations of critical need. Your sponsorship will be recognized on our website and through our social media outlets.
Below are some of the current projects and initiatives that 2023-2024 sponsorship of AWBS will support:
Rainier Beach Action Coalition Street Improvements Feasibility Study
AWBS is studying site and exterior design improvements for the Rainier Beach Action Coalition's Food Innovation Center, a building renovation project which is under construction. Strategies being studied include street murals, exterior facade graphics, and site enhancements at this site on MLK Jr. Way near the light rail station in Rainier Beach.
Rainier Beach Action Coalition
Wai Health Clinic:
This dedicated health clinic, currently under construction in Sierra Leone in partnership with EWB, provides much needed public sanitation, medicine refrigeration, and critical care for women and children. This will be an essential facility for a region that currently suffers from high maternal and infant mortality.
Wai Health Clinic:
RISE Office Improvement Project
RISE supports the mental health and well-being of King County BIPOC families who have been impacted by gun violence. RISE recently moved into a new office space. AWBS is assessing opportunities for the existing space to provide a welcoming environment for young women, children, and families, while fostering healing opportunities within small group settings.
Support of Puget Sound's Architectural Design Community
AWBS is an NCARB pre-approved Community-Based Design Center and can provide AXP credits to architectural license candidates who volunteer with AWBS. In addition to this program, AWBS recently hosted the Used Architecture Book Sale, making the purchase of books more affordable and sustainable. In the fall AWBS will host its annual design event, Carve for a Cause.