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Teknion Sponsors 2014 Design Access Summit Presented by Public Architecture


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Design Access creates a shared vision among leading decision makers for how to leverage design as a tool for social gain

For more information in Canada

Mark Harris

Manager, Media Relations

Teknion Corporation

416.661.1577, Ext. 2258

For more information in U.S.

Mary Ellen Magee

Director, Marketing Communications

Teknion LLC



February 5, 201​4

Teknion Corporation announced today its sponsorship of the Design Access Summit, February 19-21, 2014, at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, California. Design Access is presented by Public Architecture. 

"At Public Architecture, we know that the environments in which we live, work and play – both the natural environment and the built environment – have a significant impact on our health, learning and economic opportunities," said John Peterson, Founder and President of Public Architecture. "Making smarter, more equitable decisions about design and the built environment is a key tenet of Design Access, which will convene this year to explore how anchor institutions can play a critical role in the success and sustainability of local, low-income communities nationwide. As a founding sponsor of Design Access, Teknion’s generous support enables us to continue advancing the role of architects and designers as changemakers in their own communities."

"Teknion has enjoyed a rewarding relationship with Public Architecture," said Mary Ellen Magee, Teknion’s Director, Marketing Communications. "We are proud to partner with an organization dedicated to assisting the many designers and design firms that donate their time, resources and skills for the good of our communities."

Design Access is not a traditional conference. There are no keynotes. The summit is invite-only and everyone at this gathering is an expert in his or her field. It offers participants an opportunity to build their professional relationships, to collaborate on impactful projects, and to examine complex issues from new perspectives. For more information on the summit, please visit www.designaccess.org

About Public Architecture

Public Architecture is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It engages architecture firms, non-profits and manufacturers to commit to design for the public good through The 1% program; it acts to bring about positive community change through public-interest design initiatives; and it also shares the potential of design to change the world through advocacy and outreach.

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