Architecture for Humanity, the San Francisco-based nonprofit that brought professional architecture and design services to communities in need around the world, has closed.
I was just with its Director, Eric Cesal in New York a couple of months ago for the Dwell-On-Design event. Moreover, I interacted with Eric at the National AIA Convention in Chicago in the summer. At both times, we talked about the potential to promote his organization’s efforts through television. I was shocked to learn that in this January, Architecture for Humanity had closed. No doubt, I will have to talk with Eric about what happened when I see him next.
Here is a little more background about Architecture for Humanity.
In 2008, the organization received a National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum “for its commitment to bringing sustainable architecture to global communities in need,” including the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Over a period of 15 years, the organization worked in 28 countries around the world and completed more than 245 projects. Its pro-bono work included building schools, sports facilities, and disaster relief, including reconstruction in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and in Sri Lanka after the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
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