New York City, NY, April 28, 2016– Over a hundred designers, design schools, sponsors, and press gathered to celebrate the successful conclusion of SpecSimple.com’s Save A Sample! 2016, a nation-wide materials and sample recycling drive. Held at the beautiful Grohe Showroom, the Celebration featured a much anticipated presentation from the KPF design team on “Making Cities and Buildings Resilient to the Effects of Climate Change.”
Save A Sample!, sponsored by Wilsonart/Arborite and Formica, saw it’s most successful year yet. Over a hundred design firms participated nationally saving 27,000 pounds of material from landfills diverting them instead to local design schools for students to use on their projects. Save A Sample! raised over $10,000 in design school scholarships and awarded a Grand Prize to Bonan Sun of Pratt Institute for winning the Student Hand Drawing Competition. Prizes were distributed to our top boxes from Ted Moudis Associates, Perkins + Will, di Domenico + Partners, GRID/3 International, KPF, Mitchell Giurgola Architects, and Pfeiffer Partners.
“It was a wonderful evening,” exclaimed Suzanne Swift, Save A Sample!’s Founder and President of SpecSimple.com. It’s a win-win when our industry comes together to support our students and our environment.”
“We were delighted to host the Save a Sample event—the organization is driving an important cause in the design community that fits with Grohe's culture of responsibility and resource conservation,” said Antonia Koller, manager of the Grohe Live! Center. “We are inspired by their good work, and support their mission to create a second life for unused materials and raise awareness for sustainable living.”
Save A Sample! takes place each April. Visit www.SaveASample.org for more details or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of next year’s event.
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If you would like more information about Save A Sample!, please contact Jenna Maye at 212-352-20022 or email at Jenna@SpecSimple.com.