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Kickstarter founders (from left to right): Charles Adler, Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler


Splash House


THE CREATORS: Design Workshop is an innovative studio that provides pro bono work to nonprofit organisa- tions while giving graduate architecture students valuable work experience.


THE CONCEPT: The Highbridge Pool and Recreation Center in Washington Heights, New York, offers children a place to play and learn. However, every summer, local children were being denied this facility when the recreation centre was turned into a temporary locker room site for the neighbouring


232 BACKERS $16,493 PLEDGED OF $15,000 GOAL ISSUE 1 2012 © cybertrek 2011


Highbridge Park Swimming Pool. The aim of this project was to build a new pavilion for the park swimming pool so the recreation centre could be kept open for the children all year round. They asked for $15,000 on Kickstarter to buy building materials.


THE RESULTS: The project raised $16,493 with 232 backers.


Construction is now 75 per cent com- plete and the pavilion is due to open in time for the 2012 summer season.


TARA MROWKA, DESIGN WORKSHOP SAYS: “We had very generous donations from within our own networks of friends and family, but we were most surprised from the sup- port we received from the community."


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