Our Mission

To improve lives by dedicating our time and expertise to projects that advance health and well-being around the world.

Photo: © 2015 Jason Koenig / jkoephoto.com

Our Mission

To improve lives by dedicating our time and expertise to projects that advance health and well-being around the world.

Photo: © 2015 Jason Koenig / jkoephoto.com

Our Mission

To improve lives by dedicating our time and expertise to projects that advance health and well-being around the world.

Photo: © 2015 Jason Koenig / jkoephoto.com

Our Mission

To improve lives by dedicating our time and expertise to projects that advance health and well-being around the world.

 

About Us

We are a diverse group of design professionals from HDR who are passionate about volunteering our time to projects to support communities in need.

We work with industry partners towards common goals, to make a difference – providing Architecture, Engineering and Planning services for limited or no compensation.  Our focus is on complex projects that utilize our strengths and maximize the efforts of individuals, creating a collective contribution.

Projects are evaluated by a steering committee of volunteers and are selected based on fit with mission, availability of resources, and demonstrated need.

Partners of D4O

Our partners allow us to broaden our reach and expand access to areas of need worldwide. These critical change agents help D4O connect our resources to proven global networks in the promotion of access to healthcare, education and to foster economic growth. We combine efforts with ourpartners to mobilize knowledge, capacity and expertise in local communities to advance community development objectives.

History of D4O

Design 4 Others (D4O) was started by a group of HDR employees in 2006 who were passionate about volunteering time to support communities in need. Over time it has grown to include many volunteers from across HDR who have partnered with global and local partners on dozens of projects worldwide.