Public Architecture is a national non-profit organization that brings design services to people and places that do not traditionally have access to high-quality environments. We undertake select public-interest design initiatives with innovative environmental and social justice components. Public Architecture’s 1% program leverages the resources of architecture and design firms through pro bono service grants, generating nearly $27 million in design services each year. The 1% currently has over 800 architecture and design firms offering assistance to the 400+ nonprofits through our website. The Fellowship elevated my understanding of how to build an organization of scale and relevance. The experience expanded my expectations and network both within and outside of the design community.