community

It’s about balance. We realize that architecture is not about architecture all the time. We strongly believe that to be a great architectural firm, we must also be good corporate citizens. To get there we must be giving back to the different communities we live in: professional, family and friends, our neighborhoods and our city. For Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects, we’ve made it about contributing to the AIA, interns, professional and community organizations and helping advance our profession by mentoring young students. We’re volunteering with charities and giving of our time and resources to help improve our community. These are the pursuits that continue to guide us to be better architects.
 
AIA:
2011 - 2012          AIA Las Vegas Board of Directors
2011                    AIA Western Mountain Region Conference Planning Committee
2010 – 2011         AIA 2011 WMR Conference Planning Committee
2009 – Pres         AIA/Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects Travel Scholarship @ UNLV
2008                    AIA NV Emerging Professionals Young Architects Forum – Led fundraising effort to kick-start local program
2008 – Pres          AIA Nevada - Legislative Affairs Committee
2007 – 2008         AIA Las Vegas Board of Directors - Director of Advocacy & Ethical Behavior, Architecture Week Committee Chair
2007 – 2008         AIA 150 - 24Hr Town Hall Mtg – Co-Chair, Public Safety & Transportation
2006 – 2008         AIA / Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects Scholarship @ UNLV
2006 – 2010         AIA Las Vegas HS Design Awards – School Mentor
2005 – 2007         AIA Committee on the Environment member
2005, 2007           AIA Canstruction
2003                    AIA COTE 10 Shades of Green Exhibition
1997                    AIA Las Vegas Artists & Architects Collaboration
1996 – 1998         AIA Las Vegas Board of Directors
1996 – 1998         AIA Nevada Board of Directors
1995 – 1997         AIA Las Vegas Scholarship Committee Chair
1995 – 1996         AIA Las Vegas High School Design Awards Competitions Juror
1994, 2004,          AIA New Mexico Design Awards Juror (4 terms)
2006, 2008
1994                    AIA Doors of Perception Artists & Architects Collaboration – Temporary Gallery
1993                    AIA Nevada Design Awards Committee – Co-Chair
1993 – 1995         AIA Las Vegas Scholarship Committee
 
UNLV School of Architecture (SOA):

2010 - 2013          UNLV SOA – Graduate Hospitality Studio Advisory Board
2011                    UNLV SOA - New Director Search Advisory Board
2010                    UNLV SOA– Donation toward Endowment of 2 faculty positions (one of 3 firms to participate)
2010                    UNLV SOA Alumni / Fundraising Committee (AD-HOC Initiated)
2010                    UNLV SOA Graduate Hospitality Studio – Volunteer Instructor
2009                    UNLV SOA - Downtown Design Center Advisory Board
2008 – Pres          UNLV SOA Jury Week Evening Pizza Delivery for Students
2003 – 2005          Joanna Marie Del Gatto Memorial Scholarship @ UNLV
2003 – 2005          Board of Directors UNLV SOA Alumni Assoc., Scholarship Comm. Chair
1994 - present       UNLV SOA, Guest Juror / Lecture
 
Community Boards:
2009 – 2010         Candelighter’s Childhood Cancer Foundation
2009 – 2011         Editorial Board, BLVDS Magazine
2006 – 2008         Boys Hope Girls Hope Board of Directors - Executive Committee, Property  and Facilities Committee Chair, Construction Committee
 
Pro-Bono work:
2010                     Home Aid of Southern Nevada – Play House – all design services
2007                     Boys Hope Girls Hope - Boys House Remodel – all design services  for complete remodel of 6,700 sf group home
2007                     Boys Hope Girls Hope Girls House – all design services for new 7,100 sf group home
2004                     Girl Scouts Camp in Mount Charleston
1993                     UNLV Alumni Association 25th Anniversary Amphitheater - donated design
1992 – 1993          Big Brothers Big Sisters Project Playhouse - donated design services
 
Other Recent Contributions
Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto has also been actively involved in and / or supports:
U of Idaho School of Architecture                                                                 UNLV Foundation                           
Boy Scouts of America                                                                                  Frontier Girl Scout Council
College of Southern Nevada                                                                         Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
United Way                                                                                                   Go Red for Women of Arizona
Home Aid of Southern Nevada Opportunity Village                                      Nevada Youth Sports
Muscular Dystrophy Association                                                                   National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Children’s Heart Foundation                                                                         Nevada State College
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund                                                                         Safe Nest Shelter
Candlelighter’s Childhood Cancer Foundation                                             Shade Tree Shelter                        
Boys Hope Girls Hope of Nevada                                                                 Big Brothers Big Sisters
University of Southern NV Student Scholarships                                          Child Haven
Adopt a Family Holiday Donation                                                                 St. Baldrick's Foundation
               
We also take an active role serving on boards and committees for NAIOP, NAWIC and CEFPI. We always encourage and support our staff’s philanthropic efforts as well.