Scott Brownrigg supports built environment charity - Article 25

26.04.12

Scott Brownrigg supports built environment charity - Article 25

International design practice, Scott Brownrigg has announced its support for leading built environment charity, Article 25. The practice has committed to raising money to help the charity improve the economic development of communities suffering both poverty and disaster around the world.

Monies raised from a number of fundraising initiatives being held across Scott Brownrigg’s three UK offices will, in particular, help the charity fund design costs for its School Building Programme in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

As part of its support, Scott Brownrigg will be hosting a month long exhibition at its Covent Garden head office to showcase Article 25’s current and future projects in countries including Haiti, Uganda and Afghanistan.  The exhibition aims to further promote awareness of Article 25 amongst the construction and design industry, as well as generate public awareness of the vital work that the charity is carrying out in brightening the lives of future generations across the developing world. 

Exhibition details:

Venue:  Scott Brownrigg 77 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DZ.

Dates:  27 April to 1 June 2012

Times:  Open daily from 9.30 to 6pm.

Darren Comber, Chief Executive at Scott Brownrigg said: ”Scott Brownrigg is committed to supporting future generations, not only those within the architectural industry but also in wider communities.  The crucial work being carried out by Article 25 provides us with the opportunity to really make a difference for the future of those within some of the poorest countries on our planet. We are looking forward to supporting the charity in its endeavours”. 

The Burkina Faso programme for which Scott Brownrigg will be raising funds aims to provide safe and flexible learning environments for 1100 children to study and develop a wide range of skills. This will empower them to take future leadership roles in their community.  It is hoped that this will facilitate the growth and development of sustainable and self-sufficient communities in Burkina Faso, strengthening livelihoods and ultimately reducing poverty.  This first new school will be located in the town of Gourcy, and its design will inform the requirements for further schools within the region.