Ten to One

Architectural Design

Brooklyn, New York

United States


About Ten to One

Ten to One works in a wide array of project types, scales and budgets, ranging from furniture to apartments, homes, schools, mixed-use developments, urban design to sustainability research and modeling, from high end residential to urban revitalization.

Ten to One refers to long odds where the spectacular is made from the everyday.

Ten to One addresses and advocates for equity in our projects, in our practice, in our planning as well as our formal strategies. We postulate a series of questions: How can our practice help design for social connectivity and amenity for underserved communities? How can we design for these aspects of planning in our private projects? How can equity be manifest in our formal strategies? How can our practice itself be equitable? These queries form a reciprocal, perpetuating, consequential framework for our design practice. Through each project we are investigating equity through a design lens of sociability, latent potential and differentiation through material agglomeration.

Our process is critically collaborative, drawing together pragmatism with the poetics of space, construction methods with manipulations, budget with value, and the ephemeral with long term planning.

We work in close collaboration with each of our clients. We also work in close collaboration and formal association with numerous other designers, professionals and contractors. We have a partner firm, Jones Cole Collaborative (JCCo), which we integrate with as needed, particularly on larger projects. We expand conventional design practice and custom tailor delivery methods for each project, providing services ranging from design and planning consultation to full service, zoning / code and proforma / budget analysis, construction management to design/build.

Ten to One thrives on our progressive and sustainable design work as well as studio environment. Ten to One currently invests 15% of our resources to pro bono or at cost civic engagement projects and sustainable urbanism. Ten to One is working to expand the firm to be 51% women and minority owned.

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

February 2018

Company Score

Median Score*



The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.



The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.



The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).



The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.



The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

Overall B Score

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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