Giving Back: a Habitat for Humanity

Giving back to the community is something we feel strongly about here at William Maston Architect & Associates. Bill Maston has a long history of donating his time and professional expertise all over the Peninsula and his team follows in his footsteps this year by partnering with Santa Cruz County Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley.

As architects, we inherently care passionately about creating quality environments for everyone - what better way to practice those values than volunteering with organizations that seek to provide safe homes for to those in need? We also love the opportunity to get out of the office and work one-on-one with contractors and tradesmen, physically building the details we often only experience from the design and drafting side of a project.

Lead by our Volunteering Manager, Mauricio Flores, we met with Habitat for Humanity early Saturday morning in Santa Cruz to work on a single family residence and accessory dwelling unit.


Mauricio had a great time framing the accessory unit while Denise Forbes and I, Leah Bayer, had fun installing plank lap siding to the main residence. The crew was very welcoming and patient with us as we learned from their many years of construction experience.

We loved working with the Habitat team and look forward to returning again soon!

(Next up: Rebuilding Together on October 22nd)