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Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings professional design services to communities in need. Current projects include Post-Katrina housing, youth centers in Southern Africa, sports for change facilities in Haiti and Brazil, orphanages in India and upgrading classrooms in the US.
ARCHITECTUE FOR HUMANITY IS A NONPROFIT DESIGN SERVICES FIRM FOUNDED IN 1999 BY KATE STOHR AND CAMERON SINCLAIR. WE LEND TIME AND EXPERTISE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS TO HELP THOSE WHO OTHERWISE CANNOT AFFORD THESE SERVICES. EACH YEAR 25,000 PEOPLE DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM STRUCTURES DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY AND TO DATE THE ORGANIZATION HAS BUILT COMMUNITY CENTERS, SCHOOLS, AND HOUSING FOR COMMUNITIES IN 22 COUNTRIES INCLUDING EXTENSIVE REBUILDING IN JAPAN AND HAITI.
THE I LOVE ARCHITECUTRE ART+ARCHITECTURE AUCTION, OUR SPRING FUNDRAISING EFFORT, ORIGINATED AS AN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TO GARNER SUPPORT AND BOOST MORALE IN WHAT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME FOR THE ARCHITECTURE INDUSTRY. WE RECEIVED ORIGINAL HAND SKETCHES AND OTHER WORKS FROM OVER 50 HIGHLY RESPECTED AND PROLIFIC ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS, AND DESIGNERS WHO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS CAMPAIGN AND OUR WORK IN GENERAL. THESE ARE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.
David Adjaye National Museum of African American History and Culture | Smithsonian 8.5 x 11
About David Adjaye
David Adjaye is an award winning British Architect. In 1993 he won the RIBA Bronze Medal. After a short time with the architectural studios of David Chipperfield (London) and Eduardo Souto de Moura, Adjaye established a practice with William Russell in 1994 called Adjaye & Russell. This office was disbanded in 2000 and Adjaye established his own studio shortly thereafter.
Recent works of his include numerous renowned cultural institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management completed in 2010.In 2009, he was selected in a competition to design the $500 million National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., planned to open in 2015. His design features a crown motif from Yoruba sculpture.
Adjaye currently holds post at Princeton, was the first Louis Kahn visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and was the Kenzo Tange Professor in Architecture at Harvard GSD. In addition, he is an AIA Honorary Fellow, a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.
Architecture for Humanity lends time and expertise to help those who cannot otherwise afford these services. Each year 25,000 people directly benefit from structures designed by Architecture for Humanity, and to date the organization has built community centers, schools and housing for communities in 22 countries, including rebuilding in Japan and Haiti. Many of our projects can be viewed in detail on our partner site at Open Architecture Network.
From conception to completion, we manage all aspects of the design and construction process with the expertise of our Design Fellows, young and emerging architects who join us to give their full time to one or more of our projects. Our clients include community groups, aid organizations, housing developers, government agencies, corporate divisions, and foundations. architectureforhumanity.org
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