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WE STRIVE TO EMPOWER
THROUGH CREATION.
Our passion is listening to student ideas, fostering professional mindsets and creating value in design communities. 

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WE AWARD INNOVATIVE
DESIGN PERSPECTIVES.
Students work within our scholarship and mentorship programs to find creative solutions to design problems.
Our mission is to celebrate these efforts.

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DEVELOPING PROFESSIONALS
AND CRITICAL THINKERS.
Our programs and initiatives encourage students to seek and develop
their own professional interactions with designers in the field.

About Us

Spaces of Hope is a nationally-recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization aimed at improving experience, opportunity, and scholarship for students interested in studying and/or pursuing a design-related profession. The organization was founded in 2012 in Lawrence, Kansas, focused on a vision of bridging the gap between academics and practice within the field of architecture. The organization has grown to work with and assist over 500 students and 200 professionals alike.

The organization will continue to expand, develop, and impact the lives of students through creating positive and constructive environments where students and professionals alike can engage in the practice of mentorship and exploration.

500+
Sponsored Students
200+
Engaged Professionals
$2,500+
Scholarship Awards
7
Organizational Partnerships

Napkin Sketch Contests

The 2017 Napkin Sketch Contest received submissions from across the states of Kansas and Illinois. The art of being able to communicate via the hand through imagery is an essential task of designers.

2020 Design Expo Challenge

The World Expo Design Challenge has allowed students to develop an increased understanding and appreciation for global cultures, apply passive and active heating and cooling systems, incorporate sustainability and understand the design process to generate and develop a final design for their pavilion. 

Jumpstart Design KC

Jumpstart serves to provide educational outreach opportunities to learn about design, architecture and urban planning to students in middle schools and high schools in the Kansas City metropolitan region.

You Can Work With Us Today

We host and promote multiple programs that enhance academic pursuits in architecture, while emphasizing the importance of our organizational partners and their involvement in fostering student success.

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