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Architecture for Humanity

Rabble Rousing Optimists: Sinclair and Schrode

Erin Schrode | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Erin Schrode

What happens when a classically trained British architect develops an interest in social, cultural, and humanitarian design? Architecture for Humanity is born.

Jason Mraz's '93 Million Miles' Video, Plus a Conversation With Andre Williams and Blood Company & TeamWork Team Up

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

You probably can guess what's 93 million miles away, but check out this sweet video, which was directed here on Earth by Jeff Coffman and recorded during Mraz's recent appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.

San Francisco Heroes Changing the World

Lena Tabori | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco
Lena Tabori

As president of San Francisco-based Roots of Change, Michael Dimock's lofty goal is to create a sustainable food system in California by 2030 that can be used as a model for the rest of the country.

A Return to Haiti

Stacey McMahan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

Architecture for Humanity's mission is to create beautiful and well-designed projects in resource-challenged areas. Given Haiti's high illiteracy rate (50%) and staggering unemployment (80%), these schools will enhance the future of Haiti for many years.

How Designers Are Housing The World's Unsheltered Population

Lee Schneider | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Lee Schneider

Why does design matter and how can it help solve the world's biggest problems? Design is everywhere, so ubiquitous that you might not even notice it....

After The Recession: Where Does Architecture Go From Here?

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk (click here for original article) © Megan Jett You can get into Architecture for one of two reasons: good architecture or...

A Year in Haiti: Wrapping it Up

Stacey McMahan | Posted 01.23.2012 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

Five schools were selected and are under construction. This sounds easy but there were challenges at every phase, idea, and decision we tried to implement.

Architecture's Youthful Revolution

Tom Mallory | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

ICON magazine's quote echoed in many architecture websites and blogs after the launch of the 2008 April issue: For the first time, "young" actually me...

After Mother Nature

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Mother Nature today, yesterday the loss of a job, the illness of a friend or the unspeakable violence of someone wielding a gun in Arizona forces us to re-decide where to place our faith and what really matters.

A Year in Haiti: Education and Rebuilding

Stacey McMahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

As it stands, we're building the bridge in Haiti as we walk across, but our work is essential and is making a difference -- one safe building at a time.

Japan Quake: When to Start Rebuilding

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

For those not used to working in disasters, the first week is chaotic. It is not the time for architects to show up to rebuild. People are trying to find their loved ones, not think about what their lives will look like in 10 years.

Founder Of Architecture For Humanity: We Need To Act

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

On today's "The Inspired Nation", I talk to co-founder Cameron Sinclair about how he grew Architecture For Humanity to what it is today and what options there are for all of us to help too.

Haiti one Year on: Building a Foundation

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Haitians didn't ask for the task of rebuilding their country, but they are bound together by it. We are lucky to get to support their vision and to build strong foundations for future generations.

Driver and Architect: The Hurdles of Rebuilding Haiti

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

It's been nearly a year since the earthquake that struck Haiti and many people are wondering: What's going on? A cholera outbreak and hurricane near misses haven't eased tensions.

Ted Prize Wish Granted With an App That Gives a Damn

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cameron Sinclair

This iPad application will inevitably change the way the world looks at design and building for communities in need. It's the first of its kind, a tool built for designers and community groups that connects with donors around the world.

Pakistan: Community Led Sustainable Reconstruction

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

The last thing we need to do is implement a broken system of top down 'hand out' relief. It is our mission to make sure that we are building back better but also in a sustainable manner, not just environmentally but economically too.

Sports Micro-Venture Fund Opens: With $500K on the Line, Are You Game?

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Last week, we launched a $1/2M fund for building or upgrading facilities for organizations that utilize sports as a mechanism for social change.

Haiti Rebuild: June 1 Was Just Another Day.

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Yesterday marked the start of hurricane season and lots of journalists gave their commentary on the task at hand. But, in Haiti, it was just another day, with hundreds of thousands still in tents.

Architecture for Humanity announces new spokesanimal

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

In celebration of Architecture for Humanity's 10 year anniversary, and to raise awareness of the organizations' impact, we are announcing a new national spokesperson for the organization, Hugh Manatee, a 1200 lb Antillean Manatee.

To Rebuild Haiti: 'The Kids Are Alright'

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Two months ago, a confident teenager named Miller Klitsner showed up at my doorstep in Sausalito with a plan to have a battle of the bands to raise funds to build a school in Haiti.

Save Trestles, Safe Trestles, Surf Trestles

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cameron Sinclair

Access to Trestles, one of North America's most celebrated waves, is under threat due to safety and environmental concerns.

Do a Latte Good: Investing in Social Change

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

This year Architecture for Humanity turned ten. Its mission to provide pro bono design services to communities in need has led to more than 750,000 pe...

Building Change Across the Globe

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Architecture for Humanity has spent the last decade building a more sustainable future using the power of design.

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Style?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

The Cause Conference Circuit

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Shira Lazar

I recently moderated a great panel, Online Locally, Act Globally, at the Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas. The panel reiterated how one individual can use social media to create massive social change.