Love Your Local Grantee

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July 31, 2019: The Department of Small Business Services publicly announced the list of Love Your Local grantee businesses. Thank you, @NYC_SBS for making us a NYC Love Your Local Grantee! Learn more about the program and the other grantees by visiting!

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Small Business Stories | Yvette Richardson on Diversity, Passion and Purpose

February 1st, 2019: February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the tremendous contributions of African Americans in the United States. In honor of this celebration, Excelsior growth Fund highlighted the achievements of one of our own, Yvette Richardson, a black, female engineer, who has helped break down racial and gender barriers within her field.

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20 Inspiring Minority Architects, Designers and Advocates for a More Diverse Profession

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The “Say It Loud” exhibition celebrated the creative work of distinguished members of NOMA (the National Organization of Minority Architects). On display at the Center for Architecture in New York City, the exhibition shone a spotlight on the contributions of Black, Hispanic and Asian professionals across the United States. The exhibition came at a critical juncture, given the increasing push for equality and full acknowledgement of the achievements of people of color in all sectors of society. We are proud that our SRW partner, Richard Franklin, AIA, NCARB, NOMAC was featured in this exhibit. Check out the article by clicking on the photo!

Richard Franklin Washington University award

April 17th 2014: Richard Franklin R.A. was honored at Washington University in St Louis  with a Deans Medal award for distinction for his accomplishments as an architect.

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Orah received the Pioneering Women in Real Estate Award!

Congratulations to Orah for the great award!

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“Shoring Up for the Future”, AIA Magazine

Fall 2013: SRW is mentioned in featured article “Shoring Up for the Future” in the Fall 2013 Edition of eOculus (AIA magazine), Volume 75, Issue 3. Article by Claire Wilson, writer for the New York Times.

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