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!
To Architecture for Humanity – Minneapolis / St Paul:
Dear Clients, Members, Volunteers and Allies,
We would like to let you know that the Architecture for Humanity Headquarters in San Francisco has announced that they have suspended all operations and are filing for bankruptcy. The press release is available at the main Architecture for Humanity website:
The "Healthy Hartford Hub" project was an ongoing collaboration of the New Haven Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and the Hartford Community Loan Fund (HCLF). In response to a 2012 report by The Reinvestment Fund and the Opportunity Finance Network that identified Hartford as a city with extremely limited supermarket access, the HCLF identified a downtown parcel of unused city-owned land as the ideal location for a new community center.
By now, you've probably heard the news: Architecture for Humanity has closed its doors permanently.
We at AfH DC were shocked and dismayed to hear this. The entire Chapter Network, which includes some 60 Chapters worldwide, is in discussion to determine what our next steps will be. What's clear so far is that this closure does NOT mean the end of the Chapters, including AfH DC.