The firm’s modern makeover, called “Laight,” auctioned for $400 at Two Furnish’s first ever #Chairity auction
SAN FRANCISCO – October 16, 2015 – HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm, was in attendance last night as the firm’s revamped chair was auctioned off for $400 during Two* Furnish’s first ever #Chairity auction at EQ3 in San Francisco. HGA’s San Francisco office – represented by associate principal Melissa Pesci, project architect Amy Watson, interior designers Laura Wall and Jena Nash, designers Patricia Hansen and Cameron Hempstead and project coordinator Shannon McHugh – teamed up to transform the unwanted Craigslist-found chair, called “Laight,” complete with modern lines and an understated design with black and white fabric donated by Luna Textiles.
“When we received the chair at the HGA San Francisco office, we were excited that it looked similar to a garage sale find because we really wanted a challenge,” said Pesci, associate principal of HGA. “We were able to transform a piece of furniture that really needed some love and also come together with other local SF design firms to give back to the community in a unique way.”
Two* Furnish, a firm that provides furniture solutions for creatively minded companies, sent 19 flea market-purchased chairs out to local architecture and design firms last month for a full #Chairity makeover to be auctioned off during the evening event. All proceeds supported Project Color Corps, a nonprofit organization focused on creating public art displays for urban neighborhoods. Additional design firms who participated in the event include EHDD, M Moser, Interior Architects, Gensler, Studios, Nichols Booth, Woods Bagot, HOK, Perkins & Will, Fennie & Mehl, Brereton, Steelcase and Marcello Grande.
Part of HGA’s overall “Community Action” initiative to empower employees to support their local communities across all eight of its offices, the San Francisco team has also participated in the 2015 Leap Sandcastle Build contest where teams from corporations and the building industry partnered with local schools to build the biggest and best sand sculptures they can imagine. The contest serves as a fundraiser to support Leap’s arts education programs and is the largest sandcastle event in Northern California.
Learn more about the event at http://twofurnish.com/chairity. For even more information, visitwww.HGA.com or follow the firm on Facebook or Twitter.
HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Los Angeles; Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Washington DC, the nationally recognized firm has developed expertise in the corporate, healthcare, government, arts, community and education, since 1953. HGA’s culture for interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing and design investigation helps prepare its clients for the future with responsive, innovative and sustainable design. Visit www.HGA.com or follow the firm on Facebook or Twitter.