Social Advocacy

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 impacts 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 enabled the conceptualization of our first project,  Active School for disaster-stricken areas of the Philippines. We are currently designing a Community Kitchen and multi-purpose community center in the culturally diverse neighborhood of Woodside, Contact us to support our work.



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Active School 1 | Maribojoc, Bohol Philippines


Active School 2 | Pandan, Bohol Philippines


Spice Up Your Kitchen | Woodside, Queens NY