Design makes it possible for everyone to dream and build.

We are local designers working with underserved communities, contributing resources to a global network.

When people design and build their own environments, they take ownership of the places they create, sustain them long term, keep them safe, invest in them, and color them with their most precious expressions.

We bring together architects, designers, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and local community groups, enabling underserved communities to take ownership of collectively created places.

We address two problems: lack of hands-on community experience for young professionals and limited access to design services for marginalized communities.

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Quick Win Partnerships

Posted by Tom Veed on 3/23/2016

Every year Rebuilding Together hosts a National Rebuild Day on the last Saturday of April. In partnership with local organization and trade unions the Chicago OAC chapter volunteered by adopting a family and providing critical repairs and updates to their home.

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