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2013-12-10 12:22:56

Pillars of Sustainable Education to Award Grants to Seven Universities Across the Globe to Explore Innovative and Integrated Building Designs, Systems and Materials SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pillars of Sustainable Education, a new $1.5 million cross-sector program created by Alcoa Foundation and Architecture for Humanity to explore the use of sustainable materials in architecture and community design, launched today. Seven universities from five countries will...

2013-09-24 12:30:52

Global Commitment Led By The Rockefeller Foundation NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former President Bill Clinton announced today a global commitment to the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge during the opening plenary of the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The Commitment to Action, led by The Rockefeller Foundation named Architecture for Humanity as a partner as well as Swiss Re, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Palantir. The program...

2013-08-27 08:28:50

Community Safety Foundation donates $140K to Architecture for Humanity to implement regional resiliency plan SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 25, 2013, international design and construction services nonprofit Architecture for Humanity was awarded a $140,000 grant by the Community Safety Foundation. The Community Safety Foundation is funded by CSAA Insurance Group, an AAA insurer. The grant will fund implementation of a regional disaster resiliency plan for...

2013-06-13 12:31:17

"Designing Recovery" Competition To Have Real-World Impact on Families Struck by Three Recent Catastrophes CHICAGO, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced a strategic partnership with Make It Right, St. Bernard Project and Architecture for Humanity to launch "Designing Recovery," an ideas competition created to aid in the rebuild of sustainable and resilient communities. The competition, which is designed to help survivors...

2013-05-21 16:28:19

Assessment of Destruction and Building Needs to Begin Today SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Architecture for Humanity is working with local and regional construction professionals to begin assessments and support rebuilding work after an F-4 tornado ripped through the heart of Moore, OK and surrounding communities. Architecture for Humanity focuses on helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster. The agency is currently working on rebuilding efforts...

2012-11-29 12:29:29

Architecture for Humanity Wants to Change That with Designed To Move Charity Nominated for American Giving Award Needs Your Vote SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Architecture for Humanity has been named as a finalist for the 2012 American Giving Awards. The charity will be competing against 24 other worthy charities to gather the most online votes from November 27-December 4, 2012 to be one of the five charities to share in $2 million dollars in grant money to...

2012-11-01 19:21:07

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families weather the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Architecture for Humanity, together with our chapters and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), are mobilizing its teams and starting to plan the long term reconstruction efforts ahead. The extent of damage caused by the flooding is significant. Professional design and construction volunteers from both organizations will be working together to help households, schools,...

2012-10-22 07:23:28

The Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown, part funded by school rock bands challenges teens to turn innovative ideas into impactful solutions. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guerrilla Green is a growing movement of frustrated young people tired of waiting for sustainable transformation in the built environment. The place they spend most of their time, the school campus, is usually built with little care to future generations and in some cases contain toxins that...

2012-08-09 06:27:18

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to disastrous flooding this week in Manila, the Philippines, Architecture for Humanity is launching a long-term disaster response program to help rebuild and mitigate against similar future disasters in the region. On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were...

2012-08-03 14:21:34

Portuguese Coastline Observatory Design Wins; Ugandan IDP Camp Redesign Wins Coveted "Founders Award" SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Architecture for Humanity has announced winners of its latest Open Architecture Challenge, [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS. The prestigious, bi-annual humanitarian design competition focused on re-imagining former military sites. A Portuguese proposal to reassign the Trafaria defense batteries outside Lisbon, the "OCO" or Ocean Coastline...