consists of a network of dedicated multi-disciplined professionals, students and the public that promotes collaboration, awareness and provides a platform to realize tangible help for communities on a local and global level. With a good sense of sustainable design principles, we believe that we can make a difference through innovation, volunteerism, and partnership
ABOUT ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY
Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings design services to communities in need. We believe that where resources and expertise are scarce, innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference. By tapping a network of professionals willing to lend their time and their talents to helping those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we support community development, help communities rebuild after disaster and provide pro bono design services to community partners around the world. Through the power of professional design, we build safer, more sustainable and highly innovative structures --structures that become assets to their communities and ongoing symbols of the ability of people to come together to envision a better future. Our vision is one of a world where designers innovate globally to build housing, schools, clinics and other essential infrastructure locally. We believe that this can be achieved not by replicating a design that was successful in one situation in another, but by encouraging locally-inspired designs and by enabling these solutions to be shared and freely adapted by all. To realize this vision, Architecture for Humanity created the Open Architecture Network, the first site on the Web to provide access to open source architectural plans. Finally, through competitions, workshops, educational forums, exhibitions, and other activities, we foster public appreciation for the many ways that architecture and design can improve lives. For more information, go to www.architectureforhumanity.org
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Phase 1 of the Global Peace Initiatives Project - Urban Food Farm - Southport , Indiana
Pocket Park for The Community Outreach Center - 23rd Street & Guilford Street , Indianapolis
2nd Annual Park(ing) Day Event 2010 hosted by Architecture for Humanity Indianapolis Chapter - Downtown Indianapolis
In 2007, Architecture for Humanity launched the Open Architecture Network , a collaborative online resource and project management tool for those dedicated to improving the built environment. But it's not just for professional architects--community leaders, nonprofits, technology partners, educators, materials specialists, healthcare workers, and others collaborate and share their expertise on the network.