Share Our Skills
Making our skills available
to those most in need
Share Our Skills is a programme that has grown from the desire across the practice to find a way to make our skills and experience available to those in society that are most in need, yet cannot afford commercial fees. The programme enables employees to carry out non-fee paying work, during regular work time
About Share Our Skills
BuroHappold has a long history of supporting those less fortunate than ourselves. Our people strongly support BuroHappold’s involvement in, and championing of, development activities. Indeed many of our employees have and continue to be active in development work, both within the cities they live and work in, as well as further afield, working with communities internationally.
Share Our Skills allows employees to carry out non-fee paying project work, during regular work time. The aim being to support those who want to offer our skills and services to those who need it most. Employees can apply for a share of an annual ‘time-pot’ to carry out the work required for a suitable project.
Established in 2014, Share Our Skills annually awards 200 staff days to support our employees in making such initiatives happen. Our people, with their external collaborators, are invited twice yearly to submit ideas and project proposals to the Share Our Skills committee. Over the course of its first two years, Share Our Skills has awarded 345 days of time to enable 28 projects in 20 locations globally.
Share Our Skills enables our staff to pursue their passions, make a positive contribution to society as well as apply their skills in stretching environments. Through their actions and the initiatives undertaken within the programme we hope to engage and inspire the next generation of engineers. Share Our Skills further supports our missions to educate the global community on critical issues and the role which we can play in solving them.
Refining and leading the way for learning
Leveraging existing relationships to deliver design
excellence in the developing world
Developing resilient solutions for local infrastructure
Engineered solutions empowering communities
See more of our Share Our Skills projects
Contact us and get involved
We believe passionately in making the vision viable in all our work, regardless of where that vision lies. The Share Our Skills committee is actively seeking opportunities with external collaborators. To share your vision with us contact email@example.com.