Archeworks is again in the midst of their annual Archcircle fundraising campaign.
The alternative design school, founded by Eva Maddox and Stanley Tigerman in 1994, offers a curriculum that cuts across disciplines and offers a unique grounding in the ethics, and in serving people and communities which rarely have access to quality design.
Operating out of its distinctive, Tigerman-designed Kingsbury Street home with its orange door, Archework's 2006-07 projects include creating design solutions to communicating information in response to the disasters of our time: bioterrorism, natural disasters, pandemics, and perhaps eventually, boils. Others projects address the greening of the Museum of Science and Industry, and improving the design of products for stroke survivors.
Archework's faculty, historically a who's-who of Chicago's architecture and design community, currently includes former Chicago Sun-Times architecture critic and Deputy Mayor Lee Bey, UrbanLab's Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, David Woodhouse, Randall Kober of IIT, Little Village organizer César Nuñez, and strategic planning consultant Giles A. Jacknain.
Student tuition currently covers only 14% of Archeworks annual expenses, and the school subsidizes nearly 25% of each student's tuition. Contributions to Archeworks are tax-deductable "to the extent allowed by law", and options for giving include on-line via Just-Give.org. Through December 31st, you can also donate through American Express and get double rewards points, or you can also donate Membership Reward points.