As part of the funding effort for the CAL Project, numerous design firms agreed to undertake an “office treasure hunt” in the quest to fill a backpack provided by DAF with “interesting, novel, intriguing and fun” items reflecting the engaging nature of their work. These might be as varied as sketches and memorabilia from noted projects to tools of the profession, distinctive collectibles that tend to accumulate during careers. The collection might also include contemporary, state of the art exhibits, perhaps a glimpse of the future. Example items might be:
- Drawing tools; scale, triangle, French curve, templates
- Sketches, photos, models, notebooks, sketchpads
- Material samples
- CD with drawings, models, animations, etc.
The contributing firms’ business card will be attached as a “luggage tag”, and an inside compartment is intended for a flash drive featuring the firm, and possibly presenting a story or explanation behind some of the more esoteric contents. The bidding will debut during the April 10th Historic Denver “One Past 5” soiree and there will be a “buy now” option that evening for the backpacks. Otherwise, the satchels will be made available to prospective purchasers during Doors Open Denver (DOD) weekend at the event headquarters in the McNichols Building. The highest bidder will be notified of their successful purchase at the conclusion of DOD on Sunday, April 13, 2013. Archipacks PDF download
In memory of Scot Rogers
Scot Rogers, late DAF board member and co‐chair of the CAL Project, was instrumental in the development of this fundraising idea. He was the first person to contribute the contents for a backpack gathered from his career in architecture and project development. His name is being attached to the endeavor in appreciation for his enthusiastic and earnest efforts to secure CAL’s financial future. A commemorative pair of his trademark “any season of the year” footwear – flip flops – will be included with every backpack.