Dear Members, Volunteers, and Friends:
As you may be aware, the Detroit chapter of Architecture for Humanity was revived in February of 2013. AFH is dedicated to improving the lives of Detroit residents who face accessibility challenges through their daily life, and we are proud to say that we have completed several projects that achieve this mission.
Thank you to everyone who came to the cookout with the Maple Court Veterans Transitional Housing Program yesterday! The veterans sincerely appreciated our smiling presence, and the event was a huge success.
Today members of the DC Chapter of AFH met up with Eric Cesal, the new Executive Director for Architecture for Humanity. Eric is a Washington DC native and was in town visiting with national partners, the American Institute of Architects, among others. AFH is an international nonprofit, with headquarters in San Francisco, that provides design services for national and international communities in need. There are local Chapters of AFH in nearly every major city including Washington DC, which boasts one of the oldest. Join your local chapter and volunteer today.
We are so excited to announce that we have a full jury for our Little Free Library competition! Don't forget: this competition is open to EVERYONE - head over to our site to learn more and register before the August 1st deadline!
Libraries on the Loose Jury:
Todd Bol - Little Free Library Executive Director and Co-Founder
Marcellus Turner - Seattle Public Libraries City Librarian
Our monthly meeting for July will take place NEXT WEEK on the 9th July, 6pm at our usual location of Jasmax in Parnell (2 Marston St). Agenda will come out shortly.
We will have a guest speaker, Tim de Beer, whose Masters thesis pivoted on the idea of community participation in Auckland Housing. Come along and hear about his project and see his fun engagement device (pictured).
AFHny chapter meetings are where we discuss current work, meet prospective volunteers and answer any of your questions.
The July Chapter Meeting has been cancelled due to the National Holiday taking place that week.
In lieu of the AFHny monthly Chapter Meeting which takes place on the first Tuesday of every month please look out for our Quarterly Newsletter on July 16th. This will have updates on new projects, volunteer opportunities and chapter updates.
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE: Design and Construction in a Developing Country
Reflections from an Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow
Tuesday, July 8th at 6:00 pm at Gensler DC, Washington Conference Room (Ground Floor)
2020 K St. NW, Washington DC 20006