Haiti Progress - February 2012
Today we're returning to the office after Carnivale. Everything seems to be in the same place, regardless of activity that flooded Port-au-Prince the past few days. This month we've got teams heading back to schools, driving out to rural villages with GPS mappers, and returning to Villa Rosa for the next phase of collaborative planning & redevelopment.
- Montrouis school: complete (Feb 10) - Finished metal work and a splash of color bring the seaside school to life
- I Love Foundations Quiz (Feb 13) - Students Rebulid digests the latest Haiti Schools update
- Santo Community Moves In (Feb 14) - 116 families move into new homes at Santo Community Development. Images by Tommy Stewart
- Feature: Villa Rosa's Resettlement Plan (Feb 23) - Catch up on the collaborative initiative formalizing high-density housing in Port-au-Prince
Comings & Goings
We're delighted to welcome back rockstar volunteer Tommy Stewart to his fifth tour of duty. Tommy brings a wealth of experience and planning know how to our team. Brian Wolford recently started as our new GIS Specialist. Christian Beaulieu, Stephen Sun, Brett Ferguson and Marvine Pierre joined our design team. We are also happy to host Michael Calkins, from CAD-1, who is running CAD and BIM training for Haitian students and professionals. Nazanin Mehregan will be helping with Villa Rosa and Laneau Jean-Carmel and Sony Noel are conducting community outreach for Villa Rosa.
Design Opportunities & Program Needs
Monthly Meet N Greet: "Housing Disaster Victims - What Can We Do?"
Presented by Jean - Christophe Adrien, Program Manager, UN HABITAT Haiti
Friday, February 24 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm @ the Rebuilding Center
Contact Rolande for details.
Project Status Report - 17 Feb 2012
Haiti School Initiative
Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis - Ph.1 CA 100%
Institut Foyer du Savoir - Ph.1 CA 24%
École Baptiste Bon Berger, Pele - Ph.1 CA 16%
École Elie Dubois - Ph.1 CA 5% - Ph.2 CD 75%
Academie Timoun (BAR Architects) - Ph.1 CA
Civic Art for Schools - Artwork entering construction
Santo Community Development Plan - Ph.3 97% (Move-in)
Villa Rosa - Ph.2 60%
Mme Joa Clinic - CA 90%
Turbe Clinic - CA 80%
Rural Mapping Initiative - DD 6% (Mirballais and Ile La Vache in Feb.)
J/P HRO - Ongoing. JP1 Urgent Care facility celebrated its grand opening last month.
CA Construction Administration; CD Construction Documents; DD Design Development; SD Schematic Design; PD Pre-Design - About the Phases