HLW Participates in Habitat for Humanity
New York, NY – Renowned global architecture, interiors, planning, and strategy firm HLW has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, giving back to its community by helping hard-working families in New York City take a major step onto the path towards financial stability. The HLW team had more than 20 volunteers on the August 10th build who worked on bracing floor joists, erecting walls, and framing windows.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the first time, HLW’s involvement will help to transform lives and the surrounding NYC community by building a quality, affordable home for a family in need. “I am truly humbled and honored to have been able to contribute to an organization that is helping deserving families improve their lives through home ownership,” says Tânia Posada Elyseu, an architectural job captain at the firm. “I am equally proud to be a part of a firm that is willing to support causes like this one — philanthropy is such an important part of the HLW culture.”
Philanthropy is at the core of HLW’s mission to better the lives of people and their communities through architecture and design. The firm has several groups within their New York studio that champion different causes, all of which aim to engage team members to come together to serve a greater good. Led by Posada Elyseu, Balance is a group created to focus on wellness and wellbeing both inside and outside of the office. Their decision to partner with Habitat for Humanity was fueled by the opportunity to contribute to their community in an active way while also activating a greater appreciation for the construction of the built environment.
“Our contribution to Habitat for Humanity is part of a larger dedication to philanthropic and charitable initiatives,” says Ed Shim, Principal and Managing Director of the New York office.
Habitat for Humanity allows families the opportunity to build home equity and remain within their communities, building a stronger city. Habitat homeowners attain higher levels of education, more stable employment, and are more likely to be civically engaged within their communities.
HLW is a leading international full-service planning, architecture, and design firm that is building the future from skyscrapers, to the workplaces of today’s most cutting-edge companies. Sustaining a successful practice for over 130 years, HLW remains a strong, innovative, and progressive organization with a diverse portfolio of projects from broadcast and media, financial corporations, technology, academic institutions, and multi-family and mixed-use buildings. The firm’s mission is to create inspiring and enriching spaces that enhance that way people work, meet and interact. HLW is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Madison, NJ, Los Angeles, CA, London, and Shanghai. www.hlw.com
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. With more than 1,400 local affiliates in the United States and 70 national organizations around the world, Habitat has helped over 6.8 million people improve their living conditions. They carry out their vision with the help of volunteers and donations that provide vital support for their efforts. Habitat for Humanity provides simple, decent and affordable housing to low-income families around the world. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.