JHP has a long standing commitment to education in the profession and routinely teams up with universities and student organizations to with various urban design opportunities. From hosting a graduate level Urban Design Studio at the University of Texas at Arlington, to traveling to the University of Kansas to host a design Charrette on Intensive Urbanism, to teaming up with the Louisiana Tech University’s urban studio to help host a visit some of Dallas’s most challenging urban situations, JHP will always be foster the education of young professionals.
The White Cube Galleries Vickery Meadow is a series of three exhibition spaces in the heart of Vickery Meadow, a neighborhood of 35,000 people, many of whom are refugees and immigrants from over 120 countries, and speak 27 different languages. The mission of the White Cube Galleries is to engage the creative diversity of talents and expressions within the Vickery Meadow community in a dialogue that elevate its presence and contextualizes it within a framework of the larger contemporary art world. JHP currently has White Cube 1 The Plant Man Extraordinaire.
JHP was commissioned to create a future redevelopment study for the Vickery Meadow Public Improvement District. The study analyzes the current conditions of the Vickery Meadow Improvement District and suggests approaches for redevelopment breaking the district down into Neighborhood Concepts and create Design Guidelines. In the form of street sections and streetscape improvements, are recommended to incrementally improve Vickery Meadow District. A strategic approach to redevelopment at all levels of scale allows the district to become safe and an accessible community that people from various backgrounds can thrive in.
McShan Elementary School Reading Partners provides students with reading mentors during the school day. JHP volunteers an hour each week with assigned students to help children of all grades follow a proven, structured curriculum to help them learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. The program is highly rewarding and allows staff to connect with students. Students gain the key foundational skills they need to become a proficient reader and confident learner.
Every December, JHP contributes Holiday Boxes for the homeless, helping our friends in need who appreciate receiving gifts in the spirit of the season. Boxes are filled with necessity items that make living on the streets a little easier. They are taken to the Stewpot and distributed on Christmas Eve and other occasions throughout the year. The Stewpot provides basic services for homeless and at-risk women, men and children in Dallas.
An innovative national charity food-drive that starts with a design competition to create sculptures made entirely from canned food. Following the two-week competition all food is donated to the North Texas Food Bank for distribution to local families in need. Art exhibitions and events have helped raise over 40 million pounds of food to local food banks since 1992.
Employees from JHP Architecture volunteered their time mentoring high school students from North Dallas in the ACE Mentoring Program. ACE is an after school program that introduces students to careers in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines. Students and mentors met weekly to learn different aspect of design and construction throughout a 3 month course. Throughout the course, JHP mentors were able to facilitate inspiration and knowledge to the upcoming generation in the design and construction industry.
An annual competition fostering relationships with architecture and contractor firms to raise awareness and support for SPCA of Texas, exhibiting to the public high quality design and construction talent. JHP has been participating since 2018.