About Project H Design

Mission Statement

Product design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. Learnign LandscapeProject H Design connects the power of design to the people who need it most, and the places where it can make a real and lasting difference. We are a team of designers, architects, and builders engaging locally through partnerships with social service organizations, communities, and schools to improve the quality of life for the socially overlooked. Our five-tenet design process (There is no design without action; We design WITH, not FOR; We document, share and measure; We start locally and scale globally, We design systems, not stuff) results in simple and effective design solutions for those without access to creative capital. Our scalable long-term initiatives focus on improving environments, services, products, and experiences for youth and K-12 education institutions in the US through systems-level design thinking and deep community engagements. WE BELIEVE DESIGN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. Project H is a California-based nonprofit with a second location in Bertie County, North Carolina that focuses on Design For Education initiatives. We are a 501c3 organization; all donations made after January 8, 2008 are tax-deductible. View the Project H website here.

Key Projects

  • The Learning Landscape, a math playground for engaged and active learning.
  • Abject Object, a homeless shelter enterprise bringing job skills and profits to homeless individuals through design.
  • Empowerment Through Food, a curriculum that teaches ecology and personal health through local food production and waste management.
  • Unit T, storage solutions for a children's hospital transplant ward.
  • Bertie County Schools, a partnership with a rural North Carolina School District to improve facilities, curricula, and materials.
  • The Hippo Roller Re-design, an improved version of a water transport device for the developing world.

Selected Press