Some “love” projects we do for fun, some to grow our expertise, and some just because it’s the right thing to do— we love helping out a friend, colleague or cause.
Serving as National Chairperson, Vice Chair, and Memberships Chair of the Urban Land Institute Urban Revitalization Council Gold, as well as Women Leadership Initiative Arizona Leader Emeritus, Claudia has invested over a decade supporting best practices in urban revitalization. Through organizing Council Days and Pre-Council Days, as well as serving on judging committees, speaking, and donating design and marketing services, Claudia stays active both nationally, and with her Arizona ULI Chapter.
We are honored to be working with SolarSPELL an ASU Initiative. Using a solar-powered device, SolarSPELL brings libraries and training to the most remote areas on the planet. They’ve partnered with The Peace Corps to expand from eight countries to over 30 in the next five years. Conceived by Dr. Laura Hosman, this solution is elegant in its simplicity, logistics, execution, and purpose. Check it out at http://solarspell.org/
This year-long teaching program was conceived here at Sieb and was sponsored by Cadence at Gateway. It provided East Valley Institute of Technology high school students a hands-on education in community development. Construction, engineering and design students followed Cadence as it developed, including understanding how a multi-million dollar project is financed, entitled, designed, planned, built and marketed.
One of our favorite clients is known for their home-brewed hooch. Those of us who are privileged to be on the short list look forward to the Krumwiede/Lewis Holiday Manhattans arriving in time for the festivities. Always a fun project, we certainly enjoy designing the labels and packaging!
Museo do Arte Popular, Mexico City, Mexico preserves and promotes Mexican art, handicrafts and folk art. The museum’s world class collection includes textiles, alebrijes, furniture, pottery, glass, pinatas and more. Without this privately-funded museum, these irreplaceable objects would likely be lost to the public forever.
This nonprofit does incredible work in the Phoenix East Valley, providing musical instruments for hundreds of students who would miss out otherwise. They don’t stop there — they teach free classes and provide performance opportunities, growing invaluable leadership skills with our youth. Sieb is privileged to be a contributor to their fine work.
Assisting Tonto Creek Camp with their plans to expand is not work, it’s a privilege. This unprecedented non-profit serves thousands of underserved and at-risk kids year-round, through a unique program of outdoor STEM-based learning. Known historically as Tontozona Camp, the beloved camp in our Arizona high country is also home to ASU sports’ training and practice facilities. We love that it has reclaimed its original purpose and mission— an Outdoor Learning and Leadership Center, as envisioned by Grady Gammage and others, over 40 years ago.