Posted by Yuko Okamura on Nov 30, 2013
Related program: Haiti Rebuilding Center
Haiti is proactive about resiliency
Designing for a more resilient world!
On November 7th Architecture for Humanity held its 4th annual Design like You Give a Danm live Forum in San Francisco at the headquarters. Two members from each office around the world were invited to attend and discuss designing for a more resilient world. This was the first time that members from three offices -- Haiti, Japan, and New York City -- were together. Christian Beaulieu and Sven Kalim represented the Haiti office in an open mic discussion respectively on “Capacity Building on the Island of Ile à Vache” and “Construction Issues and Lessons Learned in Haiti”. Thursday November 7th, the opening night reception was held at the Jewish Museum in San Francisco where the Vision Award was presented to Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr by the Curry Stone Design Prize. The main event was held at the Autodesk Galleries; the Rockefeller Foundation’s managing director Micheal Berkowitz gave the key note address on 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge. This event was a great Forum for the architectural community, as more devastating natural disasters are changing the landscape of our world. The design decisions that inform our built environment must tackle issues of resiliency in a more proactive manner.
- Bidding documents were issued for the construction of College Coeur Immaculé de Marie Phase 2
- Bidding documents are being prepared for the Construction of Ecole République d’Argentine Phase 2 for release on December 20th, 2013.
- FAES is actively reviewing the construction bids, which were received on September 30th, 2013 for the renovation of the historic classroom building at Ecole Elie Dubois
SELECTED PROJECT UPDATES
November 15th, 2013
Designer Christian Beaulieu attended a conference in Miami with funder Kellogg Foundation on Poverty and Democracy in Latin America.
November 22nd, 2013
The Group Dalsan, Haiti representatives of the brand HILTI met with our team to present on best usage of different types anchors when using concrete.
December 2nd , 2013
Planning Studio Director Nancy Doran will participate on a panel at the Kellogg Foundation Grantees Conference to be held at Indigo.
December 3rd, 2013 is the 100th year anniversary of the founding of Ecole Elie Dubois. The Congregation is holding a religious ceremony at the St Louis de Gonzague Chapel in downtown Port-au-Prince at 8:30 am to commemorate the event. All are welcomed.
December 13, 2013
NEXT Meet & Greet: Pechakucha. Email Haitirebuild@architectureforhumanity.org for registration. Spaces are limited; registration is a on a first come first serve basis. Register early to guarantee a chance to present your pictures.
Architecture for Humanity presents its sincere condolences to the friends and family of Engineer-Architect Hervé Dejean. We are deeply saddened by the news of his tragic and premature passing. This is an immeasurable lost to Haiti's Architecture Community.
|College C.I.M (PHASE 1)||Construction Administration||95%|
|Clinique Mme JOA||Construction Administration||100%|
|College Mixte Le Bon Berger, Montrouis (PHASE 2)||Construction Administration||99%|
|Ecole Elie Dubois (Phase 2)||Bidding and Negotiation||90%|
|Ile a Vache, Community Action Plan||Diagnostic Complete||100%|
|Grand-Ravine, Community Action Plan||Diagnostic||90%|
|Mod Ayiti Workshop||Construction Administration||70%|
|Ecole Nationale Republique d'Argentine (Perimeter wall PHASE 2)||Construction Administration||80%|
|Ecole Bon Berger, Pele (W.C Building)||Construction Administration||100%|
|Haiti Property Law Working Group||Vol.2 Draft 1||100%|
|Marché de Croix des Bouquets||CDs||90%|