How to make Garlic Bread – Maximise your Young Professionals to gain skills and training

In a previous life as a pizzaiolo, Wood & Grieve principal Quentin Wilson made garlic bread when there were no pizza orders.

“Doing Pro bono work is like making garlic bread,” Quentin says.

Quentin’s experience working in an engineering firm is that pro bono work gets done when there is a lull in paid work. The time frames community organisations work within are slower and longer than traditional clients. As such pro bono work can be done to fill in, what would otherwise be unproductive downtime.


New Project – Greener Pastures Farm Animal Sanctuary

Animal rescue Greener Pastures Sanctuary​ is over the moon.

They now have an architect pro bono.

Watch this space as project expectation are exceeded.


Want to use your skills to help people in need whilst developing yourself professionally?

Here are some of the people and ways you can help


All Abilities Play Space (AAPS) Breaks Ground!

Today was the breaking of the ground for the all Abilities Play Space.


New Toilet Block Review

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre
Imagine you participate in horse riding therapy to help with your disability. The unfortunate thing is the riding centre does not have disabled toilets, so the length of your session is restricted because of this.  This is the position for clients of the Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre (CTRC).


Rotary MoU Signed

COLAB has just signed a MoU with Rotary!


A Place to Heal Labyrinth Design & Costing

ConnectGroups is creating a healing labyrinth within the natural environment of Wireless Hill in the City of Melville to be a place of reflection and healing. Landscape Architects UDLA have developed the concept plan and initial costings pro bono for ConnectGroups.


Staff Room & Ablution Block Design & Costing

Caversham Training & Education Centre
Caversham Training and Education Centre offers a venue that re-engages disengaged youth aged between 14-19 years in vocational training and enterprise ventures. CTEC has no staff room or staff ablution block. This makes it difficult for the teachers to prepare for class or have downtime. This project provided design and costing for these facilities allowing CTEC to fund raise.