Last Friday, PGDG women were out in force at our PINKLET (PINK + PARKLET) for the Parklet Design Competition hosted by AIA Philadelphia and Saint-Gobain at the AIA National Convention. In response to the theme, Imagine, we engaged conventioneers to imagine how they will DO GOOD in their own communities. PGDG members chatted up PINKLET visitors about what each and every one of us can achieve when we set our minds to doing good through design and community development.
Some of our visitors responded to our prompt, "You Do Good Too!" by filling out and waving a pink flag ...to spread the mission of PGDG throughout and beyond Philly and this year's AIA meeting—out to urban home towns across the US. Here are some of the great things YOU DO!
Chris fromPhiladelphia will keep the green building up and running for the 40+ nonprofit tenants as the Executive Director of the Friends Center.
Sara from Philadelphia volunteers at Mighty Winters in South Philly.
Jill fromGlen Rose, TX makes "places"—functional sculpture sites for gathering, respite, and interconnection.
Susan fromHavertown, PA mentors young architects and will volunteer with her daughter to clean up their neighborhood playground!
Faith fromLexington, MA created the OLD BAGS PROJECT — a multi-disciplinary venture exploring the experience of the middle-aged American woman, through documentary, visual art and social media.
Cynthia fromPhiladelphia commits to growing as a community connector and stepping up to fulfill her civil responsibility to her own and other communities. She pledges to learn that there is no limit to what she can do for someone else other than herself!
Julia fromSouth Philadelphia mentors high school students, does community gardening, and donates to the SPCA and Planned Parenthood!
Katie fromPhilly will use design to promote an inclusive and sustainable lifestyle within our city.
Adriana fromLong Island, NY plans to change our habitat [through her work as an architect] in a sustainable way.
Ellie fromRidely Park will work to change people's lives by altering their home environment in ways that makes them happy.
Susan fromOssining, NY will volunteer to help the less fortunate find a home.
Devanne fromAustin, TX will build up community [for underserved minorities] through design of safe and expressive spaces.
Ann fromPhilly, DC, and Cornwall, CT is head of planning at the Smithsonian—she helps build new museums, research labs, and protective buildings for collections!
Marta fromChicago and Detroit works with various not-for-profit organizations and helps them design and build community centers, primary healthcare centers, childcare centers, schools, etc. She is also a board member of a not-for-profit, the Infant Welfare Society in Chicago.
Ian fromLexington, MA will promote women at his company in Boston, MA.
Shannon fromFairmount/Brewery Town Philadelphia is a program specialist at Philly Fellows. She will make a difference just by saying hello and smiling to her neighbors!
Nderah fromPhiladelphia wants to bring the community together and get everyone involved in activities while taking care of the homeless and less fortunate citizens.
Philip fromGreenville, SC will promote natural space, primarily through multi-purpose TRAILS!
Amanda fromGreenville, SC will volunteer at the church where she attends to chaperone more youth trips.
Eileen fromBrick, NJ gets women elected!
Michael fromTenafly, NJ will work toward integrating more urban green spaces within community design.
Jamie fromBella Vista does good with his son to clean their block of East Passyunk quarterly, and he is active with Friends of Nebinger Elementary—chairing the fall carnival fundraiser and community party.
Edwin fromPhiladelphia (and Ghana) is President of Young Adults Fellowship/Ghanaian Community Church.
Ida fromKing of Prussia teaches children in CHOP's cancer program about Photography through Pablove Shutterbugs.
Kelly fromArdmore, PA, working with AIA Philadelphia and Drexel Architecture, mentors young women, advocates for great design, and participates in making Philly America's best and greenest city!
Thank you to PGDG Reps, Nancy Goldenberg, Kira Strong, Kiki Bolender, Cassandra Green (and her Community Connectors), Anna Karlen, Carrie Rathmann, Natalie Shieh, Donna Carney, Sara Pevaroff Schuh, Anna Shipp, Sharon Gallagher, Leigh Goldenberg, and Morgan Berman for coming out and showing your PGDG colors!