Scott Brownrigg raises £10,000 for built environment charity Article 25


International design practice, Scott Brownrigg has announced that it will continue its support of leading built environment charity, Article 25 for a second consecutive year. During its last financial year the practice raised £10,000 for the charity through various fundraising activities, including a 50 mile sponsored cycle ride that followed the Olympic road race route, a public exhibition at its Endell Street office as well as raffles and other individual office fundraising initiatives. 

The cheque, for £10,000 was presented to CEO Robin Cross, by Scott Brownrigg’s Chairman, Jonathan Hill on behalf of the practice.  

The money raised will in particular help the charity fund the delivery of its School Building Programme in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Burkina Faso programme provides safe and flexible learning environments for 1100 children to study and develop a wide range of skills. This will empower them to take future leadership roles in their community.  It is hoped that this will facilitate the growth and development of sustainable and self-sufficient communities in Burkina Faso, strengthening livelihoods and ultimately reducing poverty.  The first new school will be located in the town of Gourcy, and its design will inform the requirements for further schools within the region.

On receipt of the cheque, Robin Cross, CEO at Article 25 said: “We are delighted that Scott Brownrigg has raised this significant amount of money for our charity. Their continuous support will make a real and tangible difference to the speed at which the Bukina Faso Programme, and in particular the Bethel School project can be delivered.  We look to working with them on their fundraising initiatives for another year.” 

The practice will kick off its support this year by taking part in the charity’s 10x10: Drawing the City event. The event brings together 100 artists, architects and designers in London including Paul Smith, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Lord Norman Foster, David Adjaye, current RIBA President Angela Brady and London cable car designer Chris Wilkinson.  Each of the 100 participants has been tasked with creating an original piece of artwork based on the buildings and public space within a square of London.  Darren Comber, CEO at Scott Brownrigg will be representing the practice, with his piece of artwork based on Macklin Street, off Drury Lane.  The drawing project is followed by a public exhibition at Somerset House of the pieces of work, these will later be auctioned by Sotheby’s and all proceeds from the auction will go to Article 25.

On taking part in the 10x10 event, Darren Comber said: 

“It has been an honour to be invited to take part in the 10 x 10 Drawing the City event and represent Scott Brownrigg.  Being part of an initiative which brings together so many people from the world of architecture, art and design to directly and creatively help raise funds for Article 25 projects to aid some of the poorest countries in the World has been an inspirational and valuable experience.  On a personal level, it has enabled me to discover a truly fascinating street in London, one with an interesting history and to experience it in a different way, from the route previously passed through to go somewhere else”.