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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 05, 2012
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On March 30, representatives of Architecture for Humanity and the AIA met with officials of the City of Harrisburg, Illinois, the site of tremendous tornado damage occurring on February 29. The discussion assessed the needs of the town, as immediate relief winds down, clean up continues and discussions of the long-term needs and prospects of the community begin.

Harrisburg's own Daily Register recounts the discussion:
http://www.dailyregister.com/news/x221039248/Architecture-for-Humanity-h...

Below are the meeting notes in full:

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 05, 2012
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On Tuesday, Tornadoes struck again.

While working with local partners in the Midwest on a response for reconstruction in Harrisburg, IL, a cluster of tornadoes simultaneously hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, home to over 6 million people. Estimates report that over 650 houses have been damaged and more than 400 structures completely destroyed, yet miraculously there have been few injuries and no fatalities.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 03, 2012
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Save the Date! The 3rd annual Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! will take place on November 12-13, 2012 in San Francisco right before USGBC's Greenbuild. Advance registration coming soon.

Join us for a practitioners' forum of innovative panel discussions and workshops. The two-day event brings together designers, architects, real estate professionals, manufacturers, academics, philanthropists, media and business leaders to address the collective challenges and lessons learned in humanitarian design. Panel topics address cutting-edge topics relevant to the field and one-on-one workshops allow participants to gain hands-on knowledge from community development experts.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 02, 2012
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Ken Smith has been an Architecture for Humanity Design Fellow for a year and is based in San Francisco. Ken has an extensive professional background in technology, international relations, architecture, and landscape design.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Mar 30, 2012
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Akinobu Yoshikawa may be [relatively] young (30), but he's seen a lot in his years. Before being shaken from his graduate studio in Sendai last year, Aki had been studying in New York in 2001.

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