June 2012: Construction Zones & Auction Zones

June 2012: Construction Zones & Auction Zones

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  • Jun 15, 2012
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The Sauti Kuu Banda in Alego, Kenya, opened June 7

Lights! Camera! AUCTION!

We're thrilled to announce the I Love Architecture Charity Auction, featuring original hand-drawn and signed sketches from over 50 of the world's greatest architects and designers! When: June 19-29 Where: eBay Preview: sketches.

And please help us spread the word via Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn: @archforhumanity #ilovearchitecture

Join us at this year's Dwell on Design on June 22-24 in LA where Chief Eternal Optimist Cameron Sinclair will keynote and moderate a panel of Design Like You Give a Damn[2] contributors. We'll be raffling a sketch by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects. If you can't take away a sketch you may want a groovy t-shirt or the newest Damn book with your support towards our I Love Architecture campaign.

Summer is construction season, and we're seeing projects jump out of construction documents and into the built dimension in rapid succession. Enjoy our news!


The Architecture for Humanity Team

San Francisco | Port-au-Prince | Cape Town | Sendai
@archforhumanity | @casinclair | @DLYGAD


Sauti Kuu Banda opened June 7, 2012

Sauti Kuu Banda & Community Center
On June 7th, Design Fellow Matthew Hughes once again visited Alego, Kenya, to celebrate the opening of the Banda and Community Center built for rural youth education with the Sauti Kuu Foundation. Great job everyone - it's a gorgeous building!

Haiti: Rebuilding Center
We are beginning to see character emerge in the École Elie Dubois and École Baptiste Bon Berger schools as construction continues above the ground floor. Recently returned from Haiti, Program Coordinator Sandhya shared what the conversation's been this year for the Rebuilding Center, and how the Center, like many other NGOs operating in Haiti, is undergoing transition.

Magic Bus / Mission to the Unreached in Noida, Uttar Pardesh, India

NIKE Gamechangers
Construction on the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark is so on - and we can't wait. The concrete obstacles at the park are nearly complete and slabs are being poured this week. Join us and thousands of skaters at the park on June 21st, the longest day of the year AND Go Skateboarding Day 2012.

Also, learn about two new sports complexes being built for underserved youth in the "recreation deserts" of Delhi.


Japan: Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Rebuilding
Work has resumed on phase two of the Akahama Covered Alley project. Mr. Okamoto, a community leader, related everybody's appreciation of the high quality of work and beauty now enlivening their dreary temporary housing complex. Drawings are finalized for the "We Are One" Market and Youth Center, now gone to tender, and the Oshika House is heading into construction, set to finish this Fall. Last but certainly not least, we send a big welcome to Shogo Marukawa, now the Japan team's Regional Program Manager!

Africa: Football for Hope
We finally pinned up the 20th (and last) Football for Center on our Africa map! The center will be located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will host the activities of the organization Sport - the Bridge. The goal is to reintegrate street children with their families and public school in Addis Ababa using elements of sport pedagogy.

On a recent trip to Lubumbashi, the Architecture for Humanity team was given an outstanding welcome by the young girls of the Georges Malaika Foundation's school for girls, the 18th Football for Hope Centre.


Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California

Nearly 200 base re-designs made it just under the wire of May's submittal deadline to [UN]RESTRICTED ACCESS. The judging period launched June 11 - check out our battalion of evaluators (AKA jury) and stay tuned for the publication of designs and semifinalists July 1.



The Shift House has sold. The Shift House was the winning entry by Architecture Incorporated in the Sioux Falls Affordable Housing Competition, presented by the Sioux Falls chapter of Architecture for Humanity. The project delivers on its vision of shifting the perception of what affordable housing can be through innovative, sustainable and thorough design.

The Seattle chapter is challenging you to design and build a chicken coop for urban residential garden that integrates creativity, functionality and the innovative use of low-cost, reclaimed materials. Help the chapter "Raise the Roost" while raising the bar for what design can do to support self-sufficiency and food security. All entry fees go to benefit Seattle Youth Garden Works, a transformative urban agriculture employment training program for homeless and underserved youth.

The Washington DC chapter is holding a fundraiser titled "Structures" on June 25 - proceeds will support Architecture for Humanity and the Washington DC chapter. In partnership with Nuru Project and Benevolent Media, the event will be set a backdrop of stunning photographs taken by photojournalists dedicated to using their craft for social change.

In collaboration with the Habitat for Humanity chapter of Wake County and the AIA North Carolina Triangle Section, our Raleigh chapter is holding the ReSpace design competition. This contest is an effort to raise awareness of reusable materials while showcasing creative and successful small space designs inspired by reuse.

The New York City chapter will be holding a fundraising wine tasting and food pairing event on June 21 from 6:30-8:30pm at Moore Brothers to raise awareness and funds to support its pro bono community design projects throughout the five boroughs of New York. The event will include presentations of the chapter's current projects. The chapter's directors and project coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

All chapters are invited to participate in the first ever GREEN APPLE DAY OF SERVICE. Organized by the US Green Building Council, for one day, September 29, advocates from around the world will come together in support of healthy sustainable schools by taking real action in their communities. An overwhelming percentage of us want to provide healthier and more efficient school environments for children. Here's your opportunity!


Design Fellow Oliver Kienzi visits the FFH Centre community in the DR Congo

San Francisco Contracts Manager, Volunteer: Tohoku Rebuilding Program, Volunteer: Emergency Preparedness, Volunteer: Film Editor

Port-au-Prince Construction Manager, Directeur/Planification et conception, Haiti Team Structural Engineer, Volunteer

Sendai Design Fellow: Business


Managing Director Kate Stohr has returned from her sabbatical. Huge thanks (especially from Kate) to Eric Cesal for stepping in to serve as Acting Managing Director. And because you'll ask, Kate spent her two months swimming in the bay and writing a sitcom (just for fun) about a motley but lovable crew of nonprofit professionals (any similarities to real life are purely coincidental).

Welcome to Michael Steiner who has joined us as a Program Manager in the San Francisco HQ office. We're also excited that Summer 2012 Interns are here - Mallory Botsford from Rice University in Houston, TX; Kalina Kheirolomoom from Washington University in Saint Louis, MO; Julie Pedtke from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA; and Cara Williams from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Also welcome to new volunteers Tyler Wied from Victoria, British Columbia; Shawn Whitehorn from San Francisco, CA; and Jonell Diekmeier from Denver, CO.

The Haiti Rebuilding Center welcomes back Sven Kalim, Brett Ferguson and Kaitlin Schalow. The new Development Coordinator, Stephany Sirius, joined the team this month.

Farewell and THANK YOU to Ibby Hartley from Los Angeles, CA, who volunteered with us for nine months. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors. And to Sandhya Naidu Janardhan, who has served our organization over half a decade in various capacities with determination and grace: you may be moving on to graduate school but you won't be rid of us!

Interested in interning of volunteering this fall? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for instructions on how to apply.

Thanks to MortarNET and Johnsonite for creatively challenging convention-goers to raise funds for us! Thanks as well to Molo Design for the generous contribution of the booth for the AIA Convention and Dwell on Design, and thanks to Dwell for hosting us at Dwell on Design. A huge thank you to Phoebe and Tom Campbell for hosting a fabulous event for us in NYC.

We recently purchased a building for our fall office relocation. This could not have happened without the generous support of Cliff Curry, Delight Stone, Barry Bram from Tri-Commerical Real Estate Services, Architecture for Humanity staff members Jason Olson, Gretchen Mokry, Jonathan Thomson, Gaurav Vashist, Board Members Matt Charney, Paul Gabie, Scott Matoon, Architecture for Humanity General Counsel Steven Meier, Attorneys Jessica Shaham of Kutak Rock LLP and Thomas Bahrmann of Bahrman Law LLC, Rita Lin of Fidelity National Title, Michael Steiner and Gary Nichols of nicholsbooth ARCHITECTS, Aston Pereira of Aston Pereira & Associates, David Murphy of Murphy Burr & Curry Structural Engineers. And special thanks to Taryn Turner and Cindy Luzier of Curry Architecture. Teamwork!


I Love Architecture Charity Auction When: June 19-29 Where: Online on eBay

Architecture for Humanity's Weekly Design Open Mic (open house) When: Every Wed., 12 - 1 pm | Where: 848 Folsom Street, Suite 201, San Francisco
Last month we welcomed speakers from Kiva and Water.org!

Dwell on Design When: June 22-24, 2012 | Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
Cameron Sinclair will keynote and moderate a panel of Design Like You Give a Damn [2] book contributors. Come visit Booth #142 and tell us why YOU love architecture and grab your I Love Architecture t-shirt.

International Working Forum OnDesign 2012 When: June 26-30, 2012 | Where: The Clark Kerr Campus at the University of California at Berkeley
Several of our own will be in attendance and on panels, including Haiti Design Fellow Kate Evarts and Football for Hope Centre Manager Stephen Muchoki from Nairobi, Kenya. REGISTER TODAY

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! 2012 When: November 12-13, 2012 | Where: Autodesk Gallery, 1 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Register for our 3rd annual humanitarian design conference and earn six AIA continuing education credits. Listen to expert panelists, participate in workshops and present at Design Open Mic!

Greenbuild 2012 When: November 14-16, 2012 | Where: San Francisco, CA

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