A studio favorite since its inception, DELVsgiving began as a way to connect us–to one another and to our community. Three years ago, we flipped the traditional ‘corporate’ charitable giving model (a big check from the formal entity) and instead handed each DELVer a check to deliver to the cause of their choosing. That is, with one, single stipulation: come back and tell the entire team why they were compelled and how we could jump in to help.
When you first meet him, his curiosity (and humility) are first to shine through. He’ll want to know about you, your context, and your story. He‘d never tell you he’s amassed industry awards and accolades for his work. Or that he’s been designing for giant brands and innovating in workplace environments for more than two decades.
And—it’s for these qualities (and many more) that we’re excited to introduce you to the newest principal architect at DELV…
The public spotlight often shines brightest on the artistic side of architecture + design. And we agree—this should be celebrated. Yet, too often, the immense value of the technical and delivery side of design is understated; or worse, overlooked altogether. At DELV, we believe in a holistic approach, one that invites a variety of lenses to engage in the design process. In 2014, our very first addition to the team was an architect with such lenses.
Meet Joel Young.
DELV Architect Kelley Miller launches an Indianapolis chapter of PechaKucha—the world’s fastest growing storytelling platform. Japanese for “chit-chat” and used globally in more than 140 countries, the PechaKucha model brings people together to tell powerful, visually-compelling stories in a simple format—20 slides, 20 seconds for each slide.
We sat down with Kelley to dig deeper into her motivation for this new launch and to learn more about how this simple idea is connecting people in meaningful ways.