"There's no 'away' in throwing something away."

Michael Braungart & William McDonough |  cradle to cradle: remaking the way we make things



We're designers and problem-solvers that match existing resources with current community needs. Sometimes we launch these projects ourselves, but increasingly, we're hired to help other companies and community organizations develop design solutions for the salvage and repurposing of their resources. 

assessment studies

If you have a lot of something that you're getting rid of, we'll help you assess its reuse potential. Primarily this involves building demolitions, renovations, and/or civic infrastructure upgrades. And while we don't typically work with the basics - steel, plastic, aluminum - resources that can easily be recycled, we can help with the more unique items - fabrics, seating, and even an entire building that you're trying to activate (Exs: RCA Dome Roof, Hinkle Fieldhouse Seats, Old City Hall). The deliverable is typically a 15-30 page assessment that outlines reuse potential and recommended next steps. 

schematic design & PROJECT FACILITATION


product development

Products & Projects


"design is an unbridled investment in the future of how things could be."

michael bricker |  PUP founder & executive director