"Getting local buy-in is vital in the project. The more we got them involved, the more we had a chance of these things becoming sustainable into the future.”
"The actual process was challenging - you learn so much. It's full-on; they involve you. I learned how they constructed it and why, from the foundation to the roof.”
Karen Parker-homeowner, Parker Residence
"Sometimes we feel overwhelmed with the many challenges that lay ahead. However, when we see the smile on children’s faces at the youth center, it motivates us to do more and makes it all worth it.”
Naomi Sato-Kitakami "We Are One" Market and Youth Center
"Amidst all our students, some may become lawyers, others become doctors or architects that help this country, and the first step is this school."
Wilson D’Or-headmaster,Collège Mixte Le Bon Berger
Location: New York / New Jersey, United States
In the closing days of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy carved a path through the Caribbean before moving up the Atlantic and turning inland at New Jersey, striking many coastal towns. The storm moved north and created a storm surge that devastated the New York/New Jersey Metro area. The event caused major damage and loss of life.
Architecture for Humanity’s reconstruction plan focuses on communities with the greatest need for design and construction services. We believe in rebuilding sustainably and more resiliently to protect these areas from future storms. This program will focus on restoring school sports facilities, and aiding small business and small building owners, as they represent the most affected populations in the region.
Learn more about this program >