We dedicate time as a practice towards projects of social significance, bringing design to communities in need and those unable to access architects for their development causes. We believe in the positive impact of design and that it should be provided to all. In 2013, actLAB principal, Aya Maceda was awarded the Percival and Naomi Goodman Fellowship by Columbia University GSAPP which fuelled the our first project, Active School for disaster-stricken areas of the Philippines. We continue to partner with organizations and communities to design community centers and affordable artist studios in our New York City. Contact us to partner and support our work!