Ryder Design & Architecture Commits to Social Impact Through a Partnership with Giveback Homes

Manhattan Beach, CA - October 7, 2019 - Giveback Homes, the trusted network of real estate professionals dedicated to creating social change, today announces its first architectural partnership with Ryder Design & Architecture. This partnership, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, came together on Wednesday, October 9, to help build affordable homes in Culver City, California.


“We are lucky enough to have the opportunity to sponsor an event and give back to those who are less fortunate. Giveback Homes and Beautify Earth are 2 non-profits that align with values of Ryder Design and we hope to inspire more local businesses to give back and incorporate social impact into the work culture,” said Ryder Design & Architecture CEO Eric Ryder. 


More than 20 volunteers from Beautify Earth, Three Squares Inc, LA Chamber of Commerce, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Wild Hearts Agency, Platinum Pacific Brokerage, North Agency Star, Clean Sale Inc, Ryan Construction, Captive Aire Los Angeles, Concrete Tile Shop, MCAP Partners, Vermont Hollywood, Verse LA, Giveback Homes, and Ryder Design will work together to build a home for a deserving family in Los Angeles. 


The partnership between the two organizations means that every Ryder Design project will be aligned with a social cause to directly impact the communities of Los Angeles, by donating a portion of project profits to Giveback Homes and Beautify Earth starting this month.


“I believe in building deep and meaningful relationships with my clients. My clients become part of my family. People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily because they are traveling on the support of one another.” Ryder said. ““We want to help creates great space to share your memories.”


Giveback Homes and Ryder Design & Architecture met on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Culver City at Habitat LA’s affordable housing site. The site will soon have 10 new homes to help deserving families, like the Mulvihill Family, achieve safe, affordable housing in Los Angeles.


Kaoru Mulvihill is a hardworking, single mother who shares a two-bedroom apartment with her three sons, Trenton, 21, Mason, 18, and Kendall, 16. The youngest, Kendall, was born at just one pound, eight ounces and was considered a micro-preemie. This has presented lifelong physical challenges for Kendall and he is confined to a wheelchair. Their current apartment’s lack of wheelchair accessibility and steadily increasing rent led Kaoru to apply for a Habitat LA home. 

The Mulvihill family enjoys serving others within their church and the community.  Kaoru and her four sons were all born and raised in Culver City. Over the years, they have been very active in Culver City youth sports leagues for basketball, baseball and football. The entire family is excited that their new home will be in a place where they are personally connected and have been invested for years. Kaoru is currently working at UCLA, where she has been employed for over 30 years. Trent is studying business and Mason is pursuing criminal law at a local community college. Kendall’s favorite subjects are science and math, and he hopes to one day use his story to inspire children as a counselor. 


“The feeling of seeing so many people who don’t know you come out to help build your home is pure love and a wonderfully surreal experience. To be selected for a wheelchair-accessible home in our hometown of Culver City is truly a dream come true.” - Kaoru Mulvihill 



View more pictures from Ryder Design & Architecture's first Team Build Day here. 



About Giveback Homes: Giveback Homes is dedicated to creating a sustainable relationship between real estate professionals, their clients, and communities in need throughout the world. Their goal is to create social change through the act of buying or selling a home. Through fundraising events, build days, and international trips they are dedicated to inspiring the real estate industry to take action for social good. Together with their giving partners, Giveback Homes has funded and built over 200 homes for families in need in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and other countries. To learn more, visit https://givebackhomes.com/.


About Ryder Design & Architecture, Inc: Ryder Design& Architecture, Inc. is a Los Angeles based architecture and design studio committed to improving the built environment by orchestrating thoughtful design solutions that are unique to their site and purpose. Founded in 2005 by Eric O. Ryder AIA, the studio engages in projects of various scale and type. To learn more, visit https://ryderdesign.com