January 19, 2012

Once again it is time to Go Bald to raise money in the search for a cure for childhood cancer. This will be the firms 5th year of head shavings for St. Baldrick’s. TSK a member of the Bald By Design team, which is a group of architects, engineers, designers, and friends who will give up the hair on their head for a good cause. Last year our team raised over $40,000 for St. Baldrick’s at McMullan’s Pub in Las Vegas, second only to the Cirque Du Soleil team in fundraising. We are asking for your help to get our team over $50,000 this year.

Please support Tate Snyder Kimsey with a donation to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Thank you

Parallel to the collaborative partnership we develop with clients, we recognize the importance of engaging altruistic projects of various types throughout our community. We believe that promoting such projects reflects the very best characteristics of our profession. Our employees often bring such endeavors to the office, thus sharing a more personal devotion to its undertaking and its completion. Furthermore, we recognize that the boundary of our “community” is not simply defined by the limits of our local influence, but instead is defined by the nature of our profession: to serve as a resource in society as a collaborative leader in shaping the built environment for the public good.

Since opening in 1960, Tate Snyder Kimsey architects have supported numerous philanthropic efforts thanks to the continued support of our staff members.

Current undertakings include:

•Designing a new school in Leogane, Hatti in partnership with Schools for the Children of the World: The École National De Bongnotte De LÉOGÂNE is a replacement school for an existing structure which was destroyed in the earthquake on January 12, 2010.

•St. Baldrick’s head-shaving fundraiser for childhood cancer research: This annual event has become the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research, raising over $87 million since 2000.

•AIA Highschool Mentorship program: Our continued partnership with Mrs. Julie Rogers drafting class at Foothill High School in the AIA Las Vegas High School Design Awards competition helps to educate and prepare local students as they compete in a district-wide “design challenge”.

•AIA Senator Horsford Task Force: “Envisioning Nevada’s Future – Exploring Ways to Diversify Nevada’s Economy” explores the challenges facing the State of Nevada. Our role specifically investigated the role of an integrated multi-modal transportation system as a means of supporting future economic growth.

Past undertakings include:

•Danny Gans Champions Run for Life

•AIA CANstruction

•McCaw School of Mines design and construction

•Vanderburg Elementary Biosphere design and construction