Today the American Institute of Architects and Architecture for Humanity are excited to announce a major strategic partnership that will expand the industry commitment to disaster assistance and long-term reconstruction. Our two organizations each have different, but complementary strengths in this field and the goal of this agreement is to better serve architects that have an interest in mitigation, response, recovery, and resilience.
“Too many communities struggle after a disaster with issues related to the ongoing safety and viability of their built environment,” said Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer of the AIA. "This partnership with Architecture for Humanity will help architects everywhere acquire the tools, training, and leadership skill to make meaningful contributions when their community needs them most.”
Included in new alliance is a new grant program that will be open to local Architecture for Humanity Chapters and AIA components to create or expand disaster assistance activities. Information about the grants will be shared here and on our chapter network as soon as it is available.
If you have any other questions, or if you have a project you would like to see Architecture for Humanity pursue through this collaboration, please contact chapter coordinator Frederika Zipp at Frederikazipp@architectureforhumanity.org
Architecture for Humanity has come along way in the last 13 years and to be involved in leading our industry in its' commitment to pro bono services in times of great need is a huge challenge. One that we are honored to take on.