NYC Design Corps Launches to help small business

Launch & Co-founding of “Design Corps”

August 19, 2020

We are thrilled to announce the launch of “Design Corps: Small Business Reopening Network” – a platform that connects under-resourced NYC restaurants that are struggling to survive the pandemic with volunteer design professionals offering pro-bono services to help them re-open and stay open safely under NYC’s Open Restaurant program.

As a member of the AIANY’s Unified Task Force, Soluri Architecture’s principal Andre Soluri, became one of the co-founders of the Design Corps along with colleagues from NYC’s Economic Development Corp (EDC), NYCxDesign, and Design Advocates.

The Design Corps is a platform where struggling small business owners request guidance from volunteer architects, designers and engineers to navigating the complex realities of operating a business during this pandemic.

In addition to co-founding the Design Corps, Andre also produced and directed the program’s training video for professionals who are volunteering.

To learn more and register, restaurant owners and design professionals interested in participating can go to:

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