Hobbs+Black Architects is please to have participated in the 2017 Spring Habitat for Humanity Build Day. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Nine Hobbs+Black employees contributed a day of work to assist the local Huron Valley Habitat for Humanity chapter.
The Hobbs+Black Build Day volunteer effort began two months ago in order to ensure a large enough team to make a meaningful contribution. The group included architectural, administrative and technology staff from the Ann Arbor office.
Once on site, the team worked simultaneously on two homes on adjacent lots. The Ypsilanti chapter of Habitat for Humanity deals exclusively with existing homes and then renovates them. This is the only chapter in the United States to do so. The work assigned to our volunteers consisted of clearing debris and growth from around the home foundations, painting the foundation block walls, thermally sealing all interior window and door openings and miscellaneous yard work.
Lunch break provided a good time for a team photo. The weather cooperated for the entire day with sunshine and comfortable outdoor working temperatures. After the Build Day work was completed, the Hobbs+Black team was invited to a tour of a completed Habitat for Humanity home. Following review of the completed work, Hobbs+Black Architects were asked to return to the event next year. Good job team!
Group Photo (L-R): Claude Faro, Wayne Chubb, Carolyn Corbett, Sean O'Brien, David Nims, Ernesto Whitsitt, Tom Dillenbeck, Sasha Perkins and Morley Stevenson