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“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” – Edward Abbey




Gregory A. Kearley AIA, LEED AP Executive Director, Co-Board Chair


Dear Friends, 2015 saw the individuals that collectively form Inscape Publico make a positive impact in our communities by creating architecture that serves the missions of our nonprofit partners. As the only nonprofit architecture firm in the nation’s capital, we have a unique skillset that allows our imaginations to come to life as people inhabit the spaces we have designed. In 2015 HIPS moved into their new home on the H Street corridor, allowing them to fulfill their mission of promoting the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. There has been a threefold increase on client visitations since HIPS moved into their new home and they can now provide group support and counselling to those they serve. HIPS is the first facility of their type in DC to have a medical exam room, teaming with NIH and Whitman-Walker to provide health care services to those who would otherwise be without. A Single Room Occupancy (SRO) opened in 2015 provides well-designed, affordable housing in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Designed by Inscape Publico, developed by Mi Casa, a nonprofit provider of affordable housing, and funded by the DC Department of Housing and Community Development, this project provides affordable housing to 14 individuals, including Tom Wilson, a long-time resident of DC who can now remain connected to family and friends, job opportunities, and the community in which his life is intertwined. On 22 January 2015 Stefan Schwarzkopf and I weaved between mountain tops, banked hard left and landed at Toncontín International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Greeted at the airport by our hosts for the week Jack Melvin and Bob Cantor, we traveled northwest on highway CA5 through the Honduran Central Mountain to the garden city of Siguatepeque. It is there that the master plan created by Inscape Publico will be realized as a school, pre-K through high school, for the students of the Episcopal Church of Honduras. I would like to thank our board and staff, partner organizations, and corporate and individual donors in supporting our efforts in 2015 to provide over 1,900 hours of professional architecture services to our nonprofit partners, an in-kind donation valued at $157,609. We believe that innovative contemporary design has the power to inspire positive change within communities. In 2016 we look forward to continuing our collaboration with you and supporting our nonprofit partners whose mission it is to foster this change. With appreciation,

Gregory A. Kearley, AIA, LEED AP Executive Director 4

WHO WE ARE / WHAT WE DO Inscape Publico is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit architecture firm whose mission is to provide professional architecture services for other nonprofits and the people they serve. Our understanding of the nonprofit community not only fosters excellence in design, but creates architecture that represents the vision, goals and sensibilities of each nonprofit we serve. Inscape Publico provides services to nonprofits who want to build new facilities, expand an existing space, or do a complete renovation. Inscape Publico serves as a catalyst and jump-starts nonprofit projects by providing valuable visioning sessions and design services through a unique collaboration to help nonprofits understand their design needs to meet their goals and aspirations. Inscape Publico’s goals are to increase the ability for the nonprofit sector to benefit from professional architecture services to meet its needs and to create innovative, contemporary architecture that is socially responsible and environmentally sensitive. Inscape Publico has a large portfolio of successful projects at a variety of types and scales.


PROJECT PARTNERS & IMPACT As architects we have a unique responsibility and skill set to make a positive impact in our communities through the built environment. As a leader in Social Impact Design in the Washington Metropolitan Area, Inscape Publico is making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors by providing pro bono professional architecture services to our nonprofit partners. We support their missions through the spaces we have created.




Hours of pro bono architecture services provided to nonprofits in 2015

Nonprofit stakeholders benefitting from our designs annually

Funding raised by nonprofit partners leveraging our designs since 2010


The Sitar Arts Center

Mi Casa, eCasa

Inscape Studio designed the Sitar Arts Center in 2004, pro bono, and now Inscape Publico has redesigned the lobby to better provide for security and a growing population of students. Construction will be complete in February 2016. The Sitar Arts Center provides multidisciplinary arts education to the children and youth of Washington, DC in a nurturing, creative community where young people discover their inherent talents and gifts. Fostering personal and artistic growth through the visual arts, music, drama, dance, digital arts and creative writing, the Center offers after-school, weekend and summer classes to more than 800 students a year, 80 percent of whom come from low-income households.

Inscape Publico designed a prototype for a net-zero energy townhome to provide affordable housing to low/moderate income families in Washington, DC. The design was the winning proposal in the RFP from the DC Department of Housing and Community Development and 12 units will be built on the1600 block of Kramer Street, NE. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016. Mi Casa is a nonprofit affordable housing developer committed to providing quality affordable housing to low and moderate households in the Washington DC area.

In-kind donation 2015:

In-kind donation 2015: Total project in-kind donation:

Washington, DC


Washington, DC

$6,925 $65,150


St. John’s Episcopal School

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Inscape Publico created a master plan for a new school, pre-K through high school, on a plot of land adjacent to the church and current school at St. John’s Parish in Siguatepeque, Honduras. The master plan is now complete and first building, the cafeteria, is now under construction. The cafeteria is to be completed in the spring of 2016. Inscape Publico is currently developing the components of the master plan into the architecture that will house the children and young adults of St John’s School. The school will be a prototype for 21st Century education in Honduras and will take advantage of the latest technologies and pedagogical approaches to education.

Inscape Publico provided professional architecture services for the renovation of AFAC’s food distribution center. AFAC is a community-based nonprofit that provides supplemental groceries to Arlingtonians in need. AFAC currently distributes groceries to over 2,200 families every week. Inscape Publico’s design promotes dignified access to nutritious foods through a Choice Model of food distribution. Families and individuals coming to AFAC will navigate the Center much as they would a small grocery store. There are fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, baked and dairy goods available to families struggling to make ends meet.

In-kind donation 2015:

In-kind donation 2015: Total project in-kind donation:

Siguatepeque, Honduras



Arlington, VA

$3,463 $45,200

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center


Having to leave their current facilities in Silver Spring, MD, Inscape Publico designed the new home for Pyramid Atlantic to be located in Hyattsville, MD. Pyramid Atlantic believes that prints, handmade paper and book arts are a source of inspiration, that experimentation leads to discovery, and that creativity is the cornerstone of the learning process. It is their goal to inspire artistic excellence, promote educational enrichment, and foster community engagement through programs and activities that promote the appreciation of these artistic practices.

Inscape Publico designed the spaces for our nonprofit partner HIPS to promote the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. The program spaces on the first floor progress from the most public spaces, entry and communal gathering spaces, to semi-private areas including the conference room, kitchen, and needle exchange/condom distribution rooms, to the most private spaces, the counseling and medical exam rooms. The second floor houses HIPS’ staff with the open floor plan facilitating communication between individuals, while private meeting rooms allow for confidential inter-staff dialogue.

In-kind donation 2015: Total project in-kind donation:

In-kind donation 2015: Total project in-kind donation:

Hyattsville, MD

$34,260 $55,048

Washington, DC

$383 $17,132


Neighborhood Design Center

Stone Soup Films

Neighborhood Design Center will be sub-leasing space from Pyramid Atlantic in their new home design by Inscape Publico. Since 1968, the Neighborhood Design Center has provided pro bono planning and design services to over 2,000 community initiatives that have helped communities build new playgrounds, reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings, revitalize commercial districts, create community master plans, and beautify their neighborhoods.

Inscape Publico has provided services for the renovation of Stone Soup’s office in Washington, DC. Stone Soup Films is a nonprofit production company that builds the capacity of worthy organizations by developing a pro bono communications strategy represented in a professional promotional film. They combine the assets of collaboration, mentorship, education, and community service by joining the volunteer efforts of hundreds of expert and novice filmmakers. Their goal is to tell the real-life stories of how local groups are transforming the lives of individuals in need.

In-kind donation 2015:

In-kind donation 2015:

Hyattsville, MD



Washington, DC


Anacostia Trails Heritage Area

Seton Center

Anacostia Trails will be sub-leasing space from Pyramid Atlantic in their new home designed by Inscape Publico. Anacostia Trails Heritage Area (ATHA) is the regional Heritage Area program, part of a system of Certified Maryland Heritage Areas, for northern Prince George’s County and the Washington, DC Metro Area. They celebrate unique historical innovations, major community moments, and amazing resources of the region. The Heritage Area is a place to discover your own personal milestones, from kayaking or hiking to biking the trails and from experiencing history to enjoying arts.

Inscape Publico traveled to the Seton Center in Pittsburgh, PA to lead an envisioning exercise with members of their staff, board of directors, and the seniors and children who use their facilities to better understand the character and mission of the organization. We are now engaged in the schematic design phase for the renovation of the Center. The Seton Center for Intergenerational Programming provides child-care services, social and supportive services for senior citizens, and cultural and recreational activities for local communities. The Seton Center personnel are dedicated to their clients’ well-being and are motivated by values that foster growth for people of all ages.

In-kind donation 2015:

In-kind donation 2015:

Hyattsville, MD


Pittsburgh, PA



SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN CELEBRATION On Tuesday 17 November 2015 Inscape Publico hosted the Social Impact Design Celebration, an evening that highlighted the work of those dedicated to Social Impact Design in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The inaugural celebration was the first of its kind in the nation’s capital and was the social event of the year for all of those supporting Social Impact Design in the architecture, design, development, and construction fields in the region. The event not only highlighted the work of Inscape Publico, but also the many organizations dedicated to improving our communities through professional design.

EXCELLENCE IN SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN AWARDS Eligible projects for the Excellence in Social Impact Design Awards were those that have been designed for the public good. The 2015 Project Winner was “Be Careful What You Cut” by Fallon for their work on behalf of The Children’s Defense Fund. The Designer Winner was Joel Mills of the American Institute of Architects’ Center for Communities by Design. Inscape Publico is honored to recognize both Fallon and Joel Mills for their commitment to using design as a vehicle to make a positive impact in our local communities.



Project Winner: “Be Careful What You Cut”, Fallon & Children’s Defense Fund

Michelle Bove, GrizForm Design Architects Gregory Kearley, Inscape Studio Dena Kennett, ASLA Potomac Chapter Gilad Meron, Autodesk Foundation Kevin Roberts, Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners Stefan Schwarzkopf, Inscape Studio

Designer Winner: Joel Mills, American Institute of Architects’ Center for Communities by Design



The following organizations showcased their latest projects:

1+ AIA DC ASLA Potomac Chapter Impact Design Hub Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners MICA Social DesignSustainable DC The Neighborhood Design Center Washington Architectural Foundation

11th Street Bridge Park Alice Ferguson Foundation Allie O’Niell, Nahra Design Group Citizen HKS DCBIA Gensler LandDesign Landscape Architecture Foundation National Building Museum The Neighborhood Design Center Open Architecture DC RTKL, An Arcadis Company Stone Soup Films The Yards ZGF Architects LLP


FINANCIAL SUMMARY Funding for Inscape Publico in 2015 increased from $133,860 in 2014 to $187,473 or 28%. 2015 ended with a net income of $3,619, a balanced year-end financial statement. Our financial position is strong, and we anticipate continued growth in the coming year as our development team builds on a strong fundraising foundation implemented in 2015.



INCOME 2015 Design Services 9%

Board of Directors 1%

Ticket Sales 4% Corporate 25%

Individuals 9%

Operations 7% Professional Services 3%

Salaries and Benefits 26% In-Kind Expense 53%

In-Kind 52%

$ 187,473

Consulting Fee 11%

$ 183,854


SUPPORTERS Our work is possible only through the generosity of our donors. Inscape Publico is grateful for the following individuals and organizations for their financial support. All of our supporters are our partners in fulfilling our mission, and their act of giving contributes to the lives of those that are positively impacted within the spaces we have created for our nonprofit partners.





The JBG Companies

Mohawk Group

Anonymous Samer Bitar Carnegie EJF Real Estate Services Forrester Construction Company Gronning Architects Brandon & Eden Jenkins Gregory Kearley Metropolitan Engineering/ Shapiro-O’Brien Monarc Construction Pablo & Lucia Renart Rachel Minnery Adam Ross & Peng Wu Paul So Ryan and Julia Spriggs Ted’s Bulletin



Broad Street Market Clark Construction Group Doug & Rhonda Dahlkemper Maple John Means & Rebecca Ballard Pizzeria Paradiso Spartan Surfaces Tech 24 Construction Wells Fargo

Keisha Banks Christopher Kearley & Janice Bradshaw

Matthew Alcide William & Lina Alcide William Bedell Anita Bove Michelle Bove Cardinal Bank Laura Ewan Maria Galarza Dorothy Gonzalez Eric Gronning & Lori Robertson Vince Hurteau Brooke Loewen Joshua Mandell Michael McBride Mary McGrath Rayya Newman Sheana Numata Mark Palmer Rachid Rached Liz Raycroft Christopher Ritacco Martin & Jo Ann Schuh Stefan Schwarzkopf Thomas Wasko Gigi Webb William Wurtz & Lisa Swanson

$5,000-$9,999 Inscape Studio Carroll & Tacui Kearley



Up to $99 Adam Achrati Myron Adinig Yomi Aewale Braulio Agnese Michael Alcide Jeanne Allen Gilles Alliaume Khalid Almo Carla Amaya Alphonse Anyakem John Asquino Emily Bacher Larry Barr Be The To Lisa Biddle Rachel Booher Ella Braco Michael Brands Holly Branger Trenton Brooks Lindsay Brugger Victoria Bryant Deborah Buelow Michael Burke Patrick Burke Corin Capodilupo Chris Carmen Elizabeth Chan Lubna Chaudhry Rebecca Chen Ray Chener Melissa Christenson Peter Clark Laura Cohen Jennifer Collier Craig Cook 19

Emily Curato Katherine Curtis Pallavi Damodara Maribeth Delorenzo Derek Denning Justin Dent Jacqueline Devereaux Tim & Gina Devine Kendall Dorman Ronit Eisenbach Gregory Ellison Susan England Noura Estatie Theresa Esterlund Michael Evans Kenley Farmer Thomas Foulkes Darren Fraser Josef Fuentes Jose Fuster Amanda Gann Jordan Gantz Elizabeth Garlow Emily Gasoi Ted Goldman Lesley Golenor George Guy Rob Hallock Rebecca Hankins Jessyca Henderson Denise Hochbaum John Hopkins Richard Hubacker Julian Hunt Julia Hustwit Hannah Ibry Mark Ivcevich

Jennifer Jaffke Peter James Elyana Javaheri Saharnaz Javaheri Oscar Jimenez Gifty John Matt Johnston Claire Joseph Charles Jacobs Darryl Jurkiewicz Abi Kallushi Katie McBride Foundation Mary Ann Kearley Judith Kelly Laura Kendrick Sean Kilby Christina Kissel Andrew Kline Sara Knotts Irene Koek Nicholas Kushner Donald La Dieu Lucrecia Laudi Mark Lawrence Franck Le Bousse Nicole Lee Toni Lem Jeffery Levine Sara Li Gregory Linden Christie Linehan Isabel Lopezfont Alexandra Macgill Dominic Mann Rebecca Mann Myra Margolin Lindsay Marshall

Ilda Mason Charles Mattison Kate Maxwell Anna McCorvey Shelly McMahan Sarah Mehaffey Sarah Miller David Mills Joel Mills Marcus Monroe Jake Moore Olivia Morgan Saad Moussamim Shayda Musavi Madiana Mustapha Jason Neal Peter Nettlebeck Bill & Mimi Newman Liz Nguyen Elizabeth Norton Kelsey Oesmann Liz Ogbu Kelley Oklesson Obiekwe Okolo Allison O’Neill Payam Ostovar Erica Parker Hannah Pauling Katie Pavlechko Alison Peckett Joseph Peralta Philippe Pessotti Chau Pham Sarah Plante Dan Pollock Jason Poole Chereen Prescott

rand* construction Carmen Reid Regina Reilly Veronica Revilla Hunter Rheaume Leen Rifai Hugo Rodrigues Daniel Rollet JT Roy Karin Schierhold Nathan & Alex Schuh Tanya Shanklin Kristen Shiner Natalia Sicilic Gurpreet Singh Julia Siple Joe Smedira Agustina Soler Cynthia Sorenson Clay Meghan Spigle Julie Sproules Siobhan Steen William Stephens Phil & Suzette Stinar Monica Streeper Waad Tammaa Saba Tekeste Iliad Terra Annie Thai Oretola Thomas Carla Tiberi Melissa Torres Greg Upwall Julie Vachon Timothy Vargas Luis Velez-Alvarez Andrea Villena-Lanzi

Charmie Vince Charles Warren Kia Weatherspoon Kristen Weller Abigail Williams Luke Williamson Susannah Willson James Wilson Lauren Wilson Christopher Winnike Boaz Yavnai Samuel Zimbabwe Elin Zurbrigg

Silent Auction Donors Birch and Barley Boomerang Tours Circa Lighting Cove Clyde’s Restaurants Andrew Darin Filson Framebridge FLOR Ghibellina Golf Course Specialists, Inc. Herman Miller The HON Company Illuminations, Inc. Maketto Katherine Mann Metropolitan Hospitality Group Miss Pixie’s Prince William Golf Course Room & Board Yoga Noma 20


MICHELLE BOVE (Co-Chair) Studio Director GrizForm Design Architects

GREGORY KEARLEY (Co-Chair) Managing Principal Inscape Studio

ERIC GRONNING Principal Gronning Architects

JOSHUA MANDELL Senior Advisor U.S. Department of Commerce


KEISHA BANKS Sales Consultant Stone Source

BRANDON JENKINS Chief Operating Officer Fundrise

ADAM ROSS Associate Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

STEFAN SCHWARZKOPF Principal Inscape Studio


GREGORY KEARLEY Executive Director


MATTHEW ALCIDE Development Director

RAYYA NEWMAN Outreach Director


CONTACT 1353 U Street NW, 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20009 202.332.7222


2015 Annual Report  
2015 Annual Report