HQ's Great Shakeout - for when the Big One strikes

HQ's Great Shakeout - for when the Big One strikes

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 19, 2012
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Yesterday, promptly at 10:18 our office manager drilled us on emergency procedure for earthquakes, as part of nationwide Great Shakeout. The office was prepared–in part due to Jason's reminder orientation of emergency kits, routes and off-site meeting area. The procedure's changed since the last time we ran it six months ago–in part because our previous meet-up parking lot is now a condo construction site. Hey, in SOMA, you have to be prepared for everything.

Our Shakeout drill was planned by our Resiliency and Recovery Studio. We're thrilled that this drill dovetails so easily with the grant work being done via ArchitectsRebuild.org, and hope to get similar updates soon from the Grantees. Photos after the break.


You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get everyone to stop working for one of these things...okay, maybe you would


No, Eric put your hand down. Let someone else answer


Chief Eternal Optimist demonstrates (somewhat) proper sheltering


Some people fit under desks easier than others. Tempted though she may be, Hiromi knows not to go for the iPhone in her bag.


Alright, the ground's stopped shaking–time to exit the building. Calmly


Our new meetup spot. In background: our old meetup spot