the power of design
belongs to all of us
Chicago Riverwalk Ideas Competition
Chicago, Illinois
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Team at Sasaki Incubator
Boston, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Wilmington Waterfront Park
Wilmington, California
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Team at Sasaki Incubator
Boston, Massachusetts
the power of design
belongs to all of us
Auckland Competition
Auckland, New Zealand

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.

Recent Events

2018 Design Grants Final Presentations

June 13, 2019

Hear from our 2018 Design Grants research teams as they wrap up their residency in the Incubator at Sasaki. Their projects focused on proactive approaches to climate change, innovation in transit and access to mobility choices, new models for housing and creative community building.

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.

1

Learning & Engagement

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

2

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.

3

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.

History

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

1970s

Find Us

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