Sustainability in 7: John Peterson on Pro Bono Design
The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today’s leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.
Architect John Peterson kicks off our final (half-) week of Sustainability in 7 with a cleverly staged rundown of “seven things you can do to improve your pro bono experience.” We think he lives up to his final piece of advice to “set your expectations high [to achieve] a fantastic outcome.”
About John Peterson
John Peterson is the founder and president of Public Architecture, a national group committed to improving communities by design and encouraging pro bono practice in architecture. Through “The 1%” program, Public Architecture asks firms to pledge one percent of their billable hours to pro bono service. Peterson also runs Peterson Architects, a for-profit design-intensive practice that is comprised of professionals with expertise in architecture, education, graphic design, journalism, landscape architecture, law and publishing.
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.