Who We Are

The Open Architecture Collaborative is a US-based nonprofit (501c3) supported by a global chapter network. We develop educational programming for designers and architects to grow as leaders and changemakers while simultaneously producing placemaking programs with community developers and associations to inspire ownership and civic engagement in traditionally marginalized communities.

What we believe and how we work

To learn more about the Phoenix-like history of our organization and our commitment to our values, read this article from our founding director. For more information on our leadership development program, Pathways to Equity, visit the program site here

Call for Board of Directors Members

Open Architecture Collaborative is seeking new Board of Director Members. For more information, click on the button below to view the Board application.

Board Of Directors

Board Members Emeritus:

Ida Cheinman, Casius Pealer, Maryam Eskandari, Ricardo Daza, Geoff Malia


Thanks to our Funding Partners

Thanks to our In-Kind Supporters

Legal Support – Melanie Ruthruaff at Mintz Levin 

Branding – Eric Piper and Homestead Design & Branding

Design Support – Steve Jones, Plantain Studio

Branding Research – Mo Dhaliwal and Skyrocket

Business Model Research – verynice.

Software – Autodesk Foundation 

Want to learn more?

Open Architecture Collaborative, Inc. is a California registered tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. The EIN number is 81-1270707 for all donation purposes.