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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 26, 2010
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David Thrasher isn't a man of many words–unless you mention LeBron. When David's not volunteering in Haiti he's in a Masters of Architecture program at Ohio State University.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 25, 2010
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The team celebrated the topping out of the Mahiga Rainwater Court with a ceremony last week. The project, funded by Nike GameChangers, is one element of the community campus built in Mahiga over the last year by the Nobelity Project. Design Fellow Greg Elsner and the entire construction team signed the top chord of the final truss and secured a Kenyan Flag before lifting the truss into place by way of the 9 meter wooden hoist.

In the final weeks of project, the team works to complete the roof structure, coordinate the construction of the two water storage tanks, installation of UV-filter system, and completion of the landscaping before the opening on October 1.

Rumor has it the Kenyan National Women's Basketball team may be on hand to sink the first hoop - that is if they can make it past Greg's defense. Let's just say - he knows the court well.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 24, 2010
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When your friends get back from an island that no one seems ever to have been yet somehow supports 90,000 people–inhabitants who've been wholly neglected by mainland Haiti even before the earthquake, you don't expect the consensus report to be "there are a lot of donkeys." I don't know whether th

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Aug 24, 2010
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Backfilling, hardcore, aggregate, and sand blinding are in place at the Nakaseeta Academy in Uganda. The slab pour is slated for later this week. Design Fellow, Darren Gill and crew have taken a lot of initiative in moving the project forward ... including digging trenches themselves, even breaking a few pick-axes in the process when they hit bedrock unexpectedly. The local community has rallied in support of the project, producing the ISSB bricks among other things.

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