Washington, D.C., April 30, 2013 - Hanley Wood, AEC Cares, Reed Construction Data, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) join forces to renovate the historic Beacon Place facility for the homeless on the day before the 2013 AIA National Convention.
AEC Cares will make it happen in Denver this June when it brings together leading industry professionals for a project to help the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. ProjectDenver will mobilize architects, manufacturers and construction professionals to renovate the Coalition’s Beacon Place — a Denver facility that provides housing and health care assistance to homeless and disabled men and women. The project takes place on June 19, 2013.
“Every year, Hanley Wood is honored and inspired to join with the design and construction community to transform the lives of those who need our help and support,” stated Peter Goldstone, CEO, Hanley Wood, LLC. “We look forward to dedicating resources to help create a safe and sustainable Beacon Place for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.”
The Coalition provides services for homeless individuals and families throughout Colorado. Their Beacon Place facility offers safe, stable housing specifically to disabled veterans and homeless men and women who are battling disabilities, serious medical challenges and mental illness. Beacon Place also opens its doors to adults who are suffering or recovering from illness or surgery, but have nowhere to go upon release from a hospital.
Scheduled to occur the day before the 2013 AIA National Convention, AEC Cares projectDenver will bring together Hanley Wood, Reed, the AIA and as many as 100 volunteers for the June 19 “blitz build” event. Denver-based leaders, Path21 Architecture, Layton Construction and Landwise Landscape Architecture have signed on, donating on-site skills and expertise to the project.
Confirmed speakers for the event day luncheon include noted dignitaries such as Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and CEO of Architecture for Humanity, Robert Ivy, the Executive Vice President/CEO of the AIA and Mickey Jacob, 2013 AIA President, as well as Rick Sandrock, the Homeless Initiatives Project Manager at Office of Governor John W. Hickenlooper.
To sponsor the AEC Cares project and help build a better environment for those who need it most, visit http://www.aeccares.com.
About AEC Cares
AEC Cares is an autonomous not-for-profit corporation actively supported by Reed Construction Data, the AIA, and Hanley Wood, generous sponsors, donors and volunteers. Bringing together architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from across the United States and Canada, AEC Cares works to create positive change through meaningful projects that benefit a new community every year. 501 (c)(3) status applied for. To learn more about AEC Cares, visit aeccares.com.
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.