We are a cross-industry group of professionals who are connected to design, education, and Joplin, Missouri. Whether it is our hometown or where our clients have called home, at 5:41pm on May 22nd, part of us was shaken when this devastation struck. As professionals dedicated to creating places to learn, particularly striking was the loss of and damage to the public schools of Joplin. This year, summer
break is a time of rebuilding - a town, classrooms, and hope. In this spirit, we are moved to issue a very different RFP - a Request For Poster.
The founding coordinators represent Perkins+Will, izzy+, Tandus, and Maharam. However, as Joplin has taught us, communities are better together. We invite all those individuals and corporations committed to education, design, and rebuilding a community to join us with your talent and sponsorship.
If you are interested in sponsorship or joining the organizing team, please contact us.
Our growing team includes representative from: