Make an Impact…

“The philosophy of the Impact Wrkshp Fellowship was such that it allowed me to direct an independent research project while having the strong support and mentorship from SCH+ARC studio. It made me grow not only as a practitioner but also as a question-asker, prototype-maker and multitasker.” - Reina Imagawa, Impact Fellow 14’


Here at SCHARC we believe design drives change, and we are on a mission to empower it.

We launched SCHARC : Impact WRKSHP, a 3 month intensive fellowship program for emerging female practitioners who seek to impact social outreach through design. Fellows propose and develop prototype-scaled projects addressing one or more of the following impact tracks through their work: community enrichment, social equity, environmental awareness, and educational access.

Bringing together strategic alliances between industry partners, advisers, and community activists, SCHARC : Impact WRKSHP provides fellows with professional development through project management, training, and mentoring. In addition to stipend funding, fellows gain exposure to an expansive network of change-makers, designers, builders, dreamers, and doers.

Summer 2019

Impact WRKSHP is joining forces with Newark Yoga Movement, an organization dedicated to introducing yoga and mindfulness programming into schools to enhance curriculum and to empower students and teachers alike. Summer 19’ projects will be deployed in, “The Hammock Room,” a dedicated yoga and meditation space at the Sussex Avenue Renew School. Design and fabrication work will be geared towards helping students reduce stress, develop relaxation and breathing skills, and unleash creativity through spatial practice.

Fellowship cycles will conclude with Impact Day: A community enrichment event in which completed projects are installed and introduced to the community to foster outreach. Select projects will be considered for inclusion in a traveling exhibition and summary of works publication following completion of their Impact WRKSHP cycle.

Check out our past projects [here].

who is eligible?

Impact Wrkshp fellowship is open to all female students or recent design graduates in architecture, interior design, industrial design, furniture design, and related disciplines. International candidates are encouraged to apply, but should note that we do not provide work authorization.

Want to become a change-maker with Impact Wrkshp this summer?

Apply now for the Summer 19’ cohort by sending a resume and brief description of a prototype-scaled project proposal to: wrkshp@scharcstudio.com. Please reference,  “Impact Cohort 19’ Application” in the subject line of your email.