For anyone out there looking for ways to become more involved in community projects, I thought I'd share news we received here recently on how one builder took part in a fundraising program for a children's hospital partner. For the second year,McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., teamed up with Orange County, Calif.-based
CHOC Children’s to take part in building a playhouse for HomeAid Orange County’s 19th Annual Project Playhouse fundraiser.

The playhouse was built with thousands of dollars worth of services and supplies donated by McCarthy Building along with various subcontractors and vendors.

Named “Tween the House and the Pool,” the 80-square-foot playhouse with an 8-foot-high open ceiling was designed by Ryan Ghere with interiors by Laura Zublin, of Selleck-Zublin Interior Design, and Tiffani Ghere. It features a modern twist on a Hampton-style pool house that was inspired by CHOC’s new Patient Care Tower (Tower II), which McCarthy is building on the hospital’s main campus.

Tower II will incorporate environmental health principles and sustainable building guidelines, while the landscaping and building materials used in the playhouse echo the environmentally conscious design of the tower. At the same time, the advanced building technology, such as computer graphics/BIM 3-D modeling, used to create the design of Tower II was also used to design the playhouse.

To read more about the event and McCarthy Building's contribution to it, see the full press release here.