Founded in 2010, Inscape Publico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit architecture firm whose mission is to provide affordable professional architecture services to other nonprofits and the people they serve. Though we collaborate with organizations across nonprofit sectors, including health and human services, education, arts and culture, and international development, our primary focus is to support nonprofit organizations that are providing services to underserved populations in our local communities.
Pro bono publico, translated from Latin as "for the public good", is the foundation of Inscape Publico. From our inception we have dedicated ourselves to serving the community through the built environment. Inscape Publico jumpstarts nonprofit projects by providing envisioning sessions and schematic design services for reduced fees. The schematic design packages which Inscape Publico provides to our nonprofit partners are powerful tools used to leverage and expedite millions of dollars of funding, which results in our design solutions being turned into bricks and mortar and ultimately allowing our nonprofit partners to better fulfill their missions in the spaces we have designed.
The growing nonprofit sector needs the services of architects, but with limited funds, they often struggle with the cost of professional design services. When it comes to innovated business models and taking capital risk, nonprofits are a disadvantaged sector compared to their for-profit counterparts. Though making up a significant part of the economic and social fabric of this country, nonprofits face enormous difficulties addressing their needs, including the need for professional architecture services.