|Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings design services to communities in need.
Through competitions, workshops, educational forums, partnerships with community organizations and other activities, Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need. We believe that where resources and expertise are scarce, innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference.
By tapping a network of professionals willing to lend their time and their talents to helping those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we support community development, help communities rebuild after disaster and provide pro bono design services to community partners around the world.
In addition to implementing design initiatives and competitions, Architecture for Humanity supports humanitarian-directed design through advocacy. At the university level, architecture and design programs around the world have used our competitions and design criteria as a model for semester-long projects. In addition we have hosted student-led workshops focused on humanitarian-directed design at a number of universities. Elementary and high school students have also benefited from our design initiatives through after-school workshops and special programs.
In 2007 we launched the Open Architecture Network, the first site on the Web to provide access to open source architectural plans.
Finally, through exhibitions, media attention, conferences and forums, we foster public appreciation for the many ways that architecture and design can improve lives.
At the university level, architecture and design programs around the world have used our competitions and design criteria as a model for semester-long projects. In addition we have hosted student-led workshops focused on humanitarian-directed design at a number of universities. Elementary and high school students have also benefited from our design initiatives through after-school workshops.
At the heart of Architecture for Humanity is a core group of people who have generously donated their time and efforts to keep AFH running. With advocates around the world Architecture for Humanity is truly becoming a global organization that encourages designers to make a difference.
MAIN OFFICE :
Executive Director/Co-founder: Cameron Sinclair (bio | where is Cameron?)
Managing Director/Co-founder: Kate Stohr (bio)
Office Manager: Beth Orser (bio)
Programs Manager: Stacy Sabraw
Programs Manager: Nathaniel Corum
Web Director: Lynn Standafer (bio)
Interns: Jessica Stuenkel, Stacy Farfan, Charlotte Hutton, Iheanyi Ngumezi and Julie Ann Travis
Architecture for Humanity: Hall of Fame
Program Manager: Michael Grote
Design Fellow: Nicole Joslin
Design Fellow: Nicole Nowak
HQ: Stacy Jed
India: Purmina McCutcheon
South Africa: Chris Harnish
General Counsel: Steven Meier
Chief Financial Officer: Nicholas Constantakis
Media Relations: Galloway Media Group
AFH Advisory Board
We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a board of directors and an advisory board which is replaced every two years. With each project, additional advisory board members are assembled based on their individual areas of expertise. View Advisory Board Members
Groups have sprung up around the world to form local Architecture for Humanity chapters. These volunteers lend their time and talents to their community and advocate for better planning and design. Over 2600 designers meet regularly to discuss and participate in design projects, what's stopping you? Learn More
We love talking about what we do. Our community partners and the designers who volunteer with us also love talking to the press. In fact, there are a lot of designers and partners who work with Architecture for Humanity.
No surprise, we get a good number of press inquiries. So, in order to accommodate your request as quickly as possible, we've come up with a system: Read our Press Guidelines