the power of design
belongs to all of us
2019 SEED high school internship
Watertown, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Team at Sasaki Incubator
Watertown, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Team at the Incubator at Sasaki
Watertown, Massachusetts

The Sasaki Foundation fosters equity and inclusivity by engaging diverse groups and individuals in the design of the environment. We sponsor research and programs that empower communities and strengthen education in design.

Upcoming Event

Speaker Series: Collaborative and Creative Community Building

September 25, 2019

Join us for a lively panel discussion and networking event that will address how individuals, organizations and movements can play distinctive and critical roles in revitalizing communities as well as placekeeping. A concept beyond placemaking, placekeeping includes the preservation of local identity through strengthening social bonds, celebrating neighborhood history, and developing strategies for enhancing and energizing neighborhoods.

What we do

The Sasaki Foundation is committed to empowering communities by tackling the issue of inequity in design. The Foundation works with communities, civic leaders, practitioners, educators, and others to support research and programs that diversify the voices involved in shaping the built environment.


Research & Experimentation

Complex challenges—such as climate change adaptation, affordable housing, mobility and transit access, and community building—require interdisciplinary approaches by a diverse set of stakeholders.


Learning & Engagement

Meaningfully engaging the public in the design process offers the greatest opportunity for success in sustaining communities.


Professional Practice & Growth

Industries that have a diverse talent pool and an inclusive creative process are the most successful. A thriving design industry needs a pipeline of diverse, talented, and passionate practitioners.


The Sasaki Foundation was established in 2000 by friends and family of Hideo Sasaki, as well as the contribution of the firm that bears his name. The Sasaki Foundation builds its values on over six decades of work by Sasaki, an organization that pioneered interdisciplinary practice. Drawing on this legacy, the Sasaki Foundation continues to forge new paradigms in design and design practice.


Hideo Sasaki


Find Us

The Sasaki Foundation resides in the Incubator at Sasaki, located on the Sasaki campus just outside of Boston in Watertown, Massachusetts.