Details about Kevin Roche Signed, Hand assembled Print on glossy paper 16.5 x 12See original listing
Jun 29, 2012
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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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of the sale of this item will benefit Architecture for Humanity
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.
About Kevin Roche
Kevin Roche is an Irish-born award winning architect. One of his early honors was the California Governor's Award for Excellence in Design; a similar award came from New York State. There have been honorary degrees—one in 1977 from the National University of Ireland where he had completed his undergraduate studies and another from Wesleyan University. The American Institute of Architects—New York Chapter recognized him with the 1968 Medal of Honor, and in 1974 Roche and Dinkeloo received the national AIA Architectural Firm of the Year Award. The French Académie d'Architecture presented him with their Grand Gold Medal in 1977, and elected him a member in 1979.
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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