Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit based in San Francisco
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One of HOK’s many pro bono projects was an office for the Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit based in San Francisco.

The 1% program of Public Architecture now counts over 1,000 firms among its ranks. Although dominated by architecture firms, the program welcomes design practices of all types to pledge a minimum of one percent of their billable hours to pro bono services. Public Architecture now estimates that program’s firm pledges constitute on the order of $38 million in donated services annually. For information: www.theonepercent.org

Perkins+Will Social Responsibility Initiative, launched in 2008, is a firm-wide service program to make good on the firm’s pledge to dedicate one percent of its time to pro bono service. Projects undertaken have ranged from brand and strategy work for community organizations, to full facilities construction for nonprofits. For information: www.perkinswill.com/purpose/social-purpose.html