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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 30, 2012
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On November 28, 14 members of the Haiti Rebuilding Center caravanned West 27 miles to the town of Léogâne, near the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake, to contribute to Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The project gathered hundreds of volunteers to spend a day building an expansion to the new community of Santo. The Team has a special connection with Santo as they led community planning charrettes for Santo through the first half of 2011.

Now, following the Work Project, Santo boasts 255 single family houses, nearly doubling the size of the community. Santo is a prototype of new, post-quake community development, incorporating significant local feedback and sustainable planning strategies.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 30, 2012
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The recent devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy is a reminder of the importance of resiliency in communities in preparation for future disasters. The unpredictability of natural hazards urges non-profits and the public and private sectors to join forces in building a resiliency network.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 29, 2012
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“…The new school is beautiful! Everybody in the community likes the architectural design. Each day I meet about 50 parents asking for a vacancy for next year...”
– Cecilia Martinez, head teacher

We are excited to announce the completion of the construction for the new Divino Jesus School in Chincha Peru. The old school was affected by the 2007 earthquake and more than 340 small children had no option but to stay in improvised precarious classrooms for more than 5 years.

The opening ceremony marked a very exciting day for the whole community of Pueblo Nuevo as the community offered a lot joy with great local food and some local afro-Peruvian dances to the illustrious attendants including Petra Nemcova Chairwoman of the Happy Hearts Fund and Jorge Ramos from CEO of AFP Integra – Sura Peru, sponsors of this magnificent project. Thanks to Happy Hearts Fund and SURA for building another great school (and for the images–after the break).

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Nov 28, 2012
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If you weren't able to join us at this year's Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!, check out this three-minute video, courtesy of our friends at

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