Top 100 Giants 2017: A Particularly Meaningful Project Was...

“A culinary teaching restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for EGBOK, a nonprofit that trains the underprivileged to be the country’s future hospitality leaders.”

“Working with Design 4 Others, which brings medicine to needy, remote communities worldwide, we completed the Optimize Health Clinic in Raghogarh, India. In addition to providing health care, the clinic functions as a village center, so we included murals by local artists inside and out, fostering a sense of pride.”

“After the Supreme Court of India ruled that all its cities need to provide one homeless shelter per 100,000 population for at least 50 persons, we worked with BillionBricks to design one in Mumbai. It’s a day-care facility and sleeping place for 100 at night. We continue to support BillionBricks, recently contributing to its WeatherHyde project, which provides 500 all-season tents to homeless families in the U.S., India, and Asia.”

“Our long-term relationship with Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Foundation has resulted in two unprecedented projects: the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, which, in 2001, was the world’s first LEED Platinum building, and the more recent Brock Environmental Center, a new paradigm for sustainability, since it earned Living Building Challenge certification.” —SmithGroup JJR

“Our sustainably designed office, warehouse, and store for Dress for Success Houston, which promotes the economic independence of dis-advantaged women by providing professional attire, a support network, and career-development tools.”