OneStudio participates in and supports the AIANN (American Institute of Architects, Northern Nevada) because we realize the importance of this group in advocating the value of architecture in our communities. Both Erik Fong and Wan Cone have served as board members for the AIANN executive board and were past Presidents.
Through Wan and Erik’s participation in the AIANN, they initiated a new project to improve the design discourse in Reno. DICE (Design is Innovation, Creativity, and Energy) is an annual program, held at the Nevada Museum of Art that brings together speakers of all design disciplines, with the goal of advocating for good design and its positive effect on our community. DICE provides a forum for discussions on how to improve the urban fabric of Reno. It has brought speakers such as Tom Kundig, Ellen Dunham-Jones, and Dr. Chris Lubkeman, all leaders in their fields, to inspire and elevate design and the dialogue in our community.
Erik Fong has been an active member of Rotary since 2010 and has served as President of his Club in 2013/14. Through his work with Rotary he has served as a counselor in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) for the last seven years. RYLA is a weeklong summer camp for students entering their senior year in high school and provides crucial tools to be more effective leader in their schools and more importantly, compassionate and confident people in their own communities.
Our office has provided services at a reduced rate for Kids Kottage, whose shelters provide temporary care for Washoe County’s abused and neglected children until they can safely be returned to their families or placed in a foster home.
OneStudio regularly participates in Canstruction, which benefits the Northern Nevada Food Bank directly. It gives our team a chance to give back and create something fun and whimsical.
Erik Fong is a current member of the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission. The Commission aids the City of Reno in improving the cultural environment of our local community.