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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 22, 2012
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Students Rebuild, a program of Architecture for Humanity and an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation, mobilizes young people to take action, connect, and learn more about critical global issues. During this Design Open Mic session, Zac Taylor describes the approach of Students Rebuild and shares creative actions by young people around the world. Zac also shares his perspective on creativity as the talent, intelligence and leadership potential of young people.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 21, 2012
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Original article on the Students Rebuild Haiti blog.

There's a term in French for a building's ground level: Rez-de-chaussee, or RDC. The French start counting their floors on the second level, and this tradition has bled into Haitian culture as well. For both Pele and Elie schools, the RDC has been built, and we begin to see each school's character emerge as construction continues above the ground floor.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 17, 2012
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Ohya Green in Motoyoshi hosts its first soccer season

Happy Spring. The ground's finally thawing in Tohoku, and kids are taking pride and slide (tackles) in recovered public spaces. As you draw up plans for a Spring weekend, we've got 5 things you may want to to work into your agenda.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 17, 2012
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In 2011, the people at BAR Architects, an architecture firm located in San Francisco, felt called to help the people of Haiti in rebuilding after the earthquake. To make this desire to help a reality, they partnered closely with Architecture for Humanity and pooled their vacation time in order to send nine architects to Haiti. In this Design Open Mic session, four of the architects on this project share their experience in Haiti, the design for Haiti Partner's Children's Academy, and construction methods leveraging local talent and material.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • May 17, 2012
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The American Institute of Architects 2012 Convention is in full swing right now and through the weekend - and Architecture for Humanity is posed to meet, greet and spread the love of architecture.

Booth #363 is hard to miss. The deep blue enclosure designed by Vancouver's Molo Studio curates our Spring campaign - see sketches donated by your favorite architects (details below), pick up a Cameron-signed copy of Design Like You Give a Damn [2], and net an advanced print of our "I Love Architecture" tee shirts.

If you're attending the Convention this weekend, find us "on the floor" - booth details:

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