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Community

Datum is a committed partner to The Refuge, which has developed The Refuge Ranch. 

A long-term, residential, therapeutic community and foster placement agency for 48 girls, minors through age 19, who have been rescued from sex traffickers.  We are dedicated to building strong, life-saving foundations in our communities. 

We are pleased to announce The University of Texas at Austin, Datum Engineers Design Studio.

This state-of-the-art computing facility teaches architectural engineering students the integration of architecture and engineering systems.

The new space on the third floor of Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall includes glass wall views into the seminar room and student spaces. The suite features a virtual design lab, studio space and collaboration center.

This creates a vibrant learning community where students can study, collaborate, and engage with faculty and classmates.

UTSA Design Build

Each year, a few undergraduate architecture students at the University of Texas at San Antonio opt for a design/build studio, which traditionally partners with Green Spaces, designing and then constructing a storage and shade structure for local community gardens.  Datum's staff attends the project's review and attends during class review time to help guide the students with the structural advice.  This is a true joy and helps both the UTSA students and our staff.  It helps the students to understand the benefits or consequences of their structural decisions, and provides a model for their future expectations of a cooperative structural consultant.  For Datum's staff, it helps build potential long-term relationships, and helps us practice our coaching methods.

Boxes of Blessing

Each year Redeemer Presbyterian Church collaborates with other local charities to supply thousands of boxes of dry food goods to the needy.  In 2017, over 9000 boxes were packed.  Each box contains approximately $35 of dry food goods designed to help families get through the winter break when their children are out of school and do not receive breakfast and lunch.  Datum staff have attended this event every year, helping to pack the boxes at the warehouse, and also to deliver them to the local community partners. 

Austin Sunshine Camp

Datum supports the Austin Sunshine Camp which was organized by Austin’s Young Men’s Business League (YMBL).   YMBL Austin recognized the serious community threat of youth tuberculosis and established the Austin YMBL Summer Sunshine Camps in Zilker Park, as it was said that exposure to sunshine could promote healing from the disease. The park provided a space in which local economically disadvantaged children could gain weight, grow strong and spend time outdoors. Today, Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps (ASC) is still serving youth living near or below the poverty line. Our programs enrich the community by encouraging and facilitating the power to succeed through education and healthy living.  Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps renders the space and comfort kids need to look beyond their current situation and dream big.

As a company, Datum supports and organizes many volunteer activities.

  • Austin Sunshine Camps
  • Austin Disaster Relief Network
  • Red Cross Harvey Relief
  • The Refuge
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid's Sake
  • Carson Cancer Center
  • Cystic Fibrosis Sports Challenge
  • Brown Santa Program
  • CANstruction
  • Capital Area Food Bank
  • STEM Program for the Round Rock School District
  • Pflugerville Education Foundation
  • Upward Sports
  • Burke Home for Boys
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Austin Involved
  • MDA Lock-Up program
  • World Aids Foundation
  • Ace Mentoring
  • Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation
  • Hutto Education Foundation
  • Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation
  • Boxes of Blessing 

It is critical that building environments are safe from structural or enclosure failures and designed to promote human health, productivity, and learning. These conditions are the responsibilities of architectural engineers. This wonderful gift from Thomas and Dane Taylor will benefit and inspire countless generations of architectural engineering students who will continue to define where we live our lives. Their generosity will have immediate and long-lasting impacts that benefit CAEE students and those who occupy the buildings they design and build.

Richard Corsi Department Chair, University of Texas at Austin Engineering Department