Continuing our response to the January announcement of AFH HQ's closing, the SF Chapter has taken the opportunity, over the past two meetings, to assess our ongoing local role in the Public Interest Design space. This month was focused on leadership structure.
In a nutshell:
Matt Baker, Chapter Director, takes us through the eight-year evolution of the SF Chapter, including decisions to streamline and some standing polices that may be out of date
Please join us Wednesday, March 25, at Perkins + Will SF (at 2 Bryant Street) if you want to contribute to the development of the SF Chapter. In lieu of the standard meeting agenda we will be workshopping the leadership ecosystem of our local chapter. We'll gather at 6:30 - bring what you need to sustain yourself and we'll provide the thinking materials! -KJ
Karl recounts an electric "salon" last month that was Part 1 of SF Chapter visioning sessions. Stay tuned for Part 2, 3/25 at Perkins + Will SF. Details to be posted shortly.
Bay Area architects and designers sketch destination for pro bono network and profession at large
Quick note that, as a last act before filing for bankruptcy, the Board Chair of Architecture for Humanity, Matt Charney, sent out an e-blast to the vast network of AFH supporters, partners and fans, promoting the progress of the Chapter Network, and encouraging subscription to the Networks e-news! We've reposted the message, and links, below:
As a volunteer-powered organization, the dedicated members of Architecture for Humanity New York are responsible for actively seeking out projects, funding, and opportunities to grow the organization and continue working toward achieving our mission.
It's been a buzzing 2015 already around the Bay Area for celebrating humanitarian design, in nonprofit and private practice alike! Here we touch on the panels, parties and fora highlighting great work by architects, planners and engineers for San Francisco and Oakland, and Haiti as well.
SPUR: New Plans For New Areas
Dear Fellow AFHers,
We regret the recent news that Architecture for Humanity Headquarters has closed. This came as a shock to all of us in the 55 chapters around the world. Over the last couple of days, AFH:SF has been communicating with our fellow international chapter leaders to strategize the best way to move forward. Amid the turmoil, one thing stands out...we are not going anywhere. There are too many talented minds and caring individuals to give up on what we have started.
Friends, Clients, & Design Humanitarians,
We want to thank you for your trust and constant support over the last 11+ years. It has been an incredible journey and we are proud to say that with you by our side, we have completed over 60 projects in New York City!