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The Guardian's Institute New Orleans, Louisiana

Guardians Institute

The Guardians Institute's prime directives are to uphold the distinct cultural traditions of New Orleans, promote literacy and encourage physical well-being. These directives are met through conducting educational workshops for K-12 students in New Orleans to teach them the traditional art of beading and crafting Mardi Gras Indian suits, holding drumming, song construction and traditional dance lessons as well as conducting book club meetings.

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Projects
Current     [Back to Top]
Project Name Location Designer Partner OAN
TunaHaki Orphanage Moshi, Tanzania FL+Finn Tunahaki Foundation Non OAN
Siyathemba South Africa Swee Ng  
Adyar Eco Park Temp Center Chennai, India Purnima McCutcheon PBRC Non OAN
Chennai Fisheries Building Chennai, India McCutcheon, Iype, Menon, Little & Brooks PBRC
Nadukuppam Community Center Nadukuppam, India Purnima McCutcheon LEAD Non OAN
Pillaichavady kuppam Community Center Pillaichavady, India Purnima McCutcheon LEAD Non OAN
Pitchandikuklam Bio-Resource Center Pitchandikuklam, India Purnima McCutcheon PBRC Non OAN
Soudhanikuppam Community Center Soudhanikuppam, India Purnima McCutcheon LEAD
Thirukannur Community Center Thirukannur, India Purnima McCutcheon PBRC & Do Something
On Site Daycare for Salt Pan Workers Kaipeni, India Purnima McCutcheon LEAD & Do Something
Nepal Learning Center Nepal Bezos Scholars Program Aspen Institute & Bezos
Navajo Elder Strawbale Housing Navajo Nation Nathaniel Corum ICE  
Guardian's Institute New Orleans, LA Jens Holm, Rockwell Group  
Desporte Residence Biloxi, MS CP+D Workshop, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio  
Nguyen Residence Biloxi, MS Chung Nguyen, Architect of MC2 Architects  
Odom Residence Biloxi, MS Jeanne Gang, Architect of Studio Gang Architects  
Tyler Residence Biloxi, MS Marlon Blackwell, Architect  
Robinson Residence Biloxi, MS Ray Huff, Architect of Huff + Gooden Architects  
Tran Residence Biloxi, MS Chung Nguyen, Architect of MC2 Architects  
Calhoun Center for the Arts New Orleans, LA John Dwyer, Shelter Architecture  
NENA New Orleans, LA    


Completed     [Back to Top]
Project Name Location Designer Partner OAN
Ambedker Nager Community Center Ambedker Nager, India Purnima McCutcheon LEAD
Palmyra Women's Center Auroville, India Eby & Farquer Palmyra
Periyan and Lenin Nagar Community Center Lenin Nagar, India Purnima McCutcheon LEAD
School Pier Project Lenin Nagar, India McCutcheon, Celis & Jochim LEAD
Rural School Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa East Coast Architects   Non OAN
Lunawa Community Center Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Susi Platt UN Habitat
Women's Community Bakeries Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Relief International Non OAN
Al Hidaya School Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Relief International
Tambiluvil Girl's Home Tambiluvil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Friends of Europe Non OAN
Tambiluvil Sports Facility Tambiluvil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Friends of Europe Non OAN
Thirrukovil School Thirrukovil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt ZOA Refugee Care Non OAN
Tissa Livelihoods Center Tissa, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Yala Foundation
Yodakandyia Community Complex Yodakandyia, Sri Lanka Susi Platt UN Habitat
Ipuli Center of Excellence Ipuli, Tanzania Gilliland & Tolila Neema Mgana
Global Village Shelters Grenada Ferrera Design GR3
Sinhapua School Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka Andersen, Shah & Platt Relief International
Tsunami Safe(r) House Dondanduwa, Sri Lanka Harvard Univ. & MIT Prajnopaya Foundation
Post Tsunami Housing Kirinda, Sri Lanka Shah & Kirinda UDA Relief International
One Foundation: Many Homes Kirinda, Sri Lanka Andersen & Andrew Kirinda UDA Team
Al Ashraff School Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Samir Shah UN Habitat
Al Absan School Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Andersen & Andrew Relief International
Arunadaya School Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Relief International
Thampaddai GTMS School Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Susi Platt Relief International
Kanagaretnam School Tambiluvil, Sri Lanka Andersen, Shah & Platt Relief International
Bam Earthquake Bam, Iran Relief International Relief International
Kirinda Town Plan Kirinda, Sri Lanka    
USINDO School Banda Aceh, Indonesia    
Habitat Indonesia Banda Aceh, Indonesia    
Parker Residence Biloxi, MS Brett Zamore Design  
Mike's Construction Workshop Biloxi, MS Michael Grote  
D'Orville ADA Ramp for FEMA Trailer Biloxi, MS U of Minnesota  
Hands On Preservation Workshops Biloxi, MS various  
Gulf Coast Community Design Studio Biloxi, MS Perkes & MS State  
Gulf Coast Volunteer Initiative Biloxi, MS various  
Greater Little Zion Baptist Church New Orleans, LA Tracy Nelson  
Mona Lisa Saloy House New Orleans, LA Maureen Ness  
Guillen House New Orleans, LA Loci Architecture  
Shotgun Housing Project New Orleans, LA    
Waveland Laundry Room Waveland, MS U of Minnesota  
Emergency Housing Bay St. Louis, MS World Shelters  
Fly Residence Biloxi, MS    
Homeless in Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN U of Minnesota  
Pangea Day Cinemas Global U of Minnesota  
Kids with Cameras School Calcutta, India Montana State Univ  

Women's Shelter Memphis, TN 11 Tennessee Design Schools  
Design Charette for Social Justice Cincinatti, OH various  
Shelter workshop Tempe, AZ Arizona State Univ  


Competitions
Current     [Back to Top]
Competition Name Community Partner Submission Deadline Partner OAN
AMD Open Architecture Challenge Africa: Nairobi, Kenya February 14, 2008 Advanced Micro Devices On The OAN
  Asia: Achham, Nepal     On The OAN
  South America: Ecuador     On The OAN


Completed     [Back to Top]

Competition Name Location End Date Partner OAN
Siyathemba Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa 2008  
Post-earthquake Housing Kashmir, Pakistan 2005   On The OAN
OUTREACH: Mobilie HIV/AIDS Health Clinic Africa 2004  
Transitional Housing Competition Kosovo 1999  

Local Chapter Projects     [Back to Top]
Chapter Project Name Location OAN
AFH Atlanta: Developed Girl Scouts' Architecture Badge Atlanta, GA On The OAN
  Habitat For Humanity build Atlanta, GA On The OAN
AFH Auckland: Mint Brolly Project Auckland, New Zealand On The OAN
AFH Boston: Pakistan Housing: Call for Ideas Boston, MA On The OAN
AFH Bradenton: Habitat for Humanity Manatee County Offices Bradenton, FL
  CCRA Training Facility Bradenton, FL
  Accessory Dwelling Unit Booklet Bradenton, FL
AFH Chicago: The NewStand competition Online On The OAN
AFH DC: Minnesota Avenue Collaboration Washington, DC
  NCCF Donate and Shop Washington, DC
  Childrens Playground Hung Trach, Vietnam
AFH Iowa: Strawbale blitzbuild Ames, IA On The OAN
  BIGe energy conference Ames, IA On The OAN
  Recycling Sock Ames, IA
AFH Italy: Primary School Southern Sudan
AFH Minnesota: Urban Planning Hikkadua, Sri Lanka On The OAN
  Monrovia Community Center Hikkadua, Sri Lanka On The OAN
  Gulf Coast reconstruction   On The OAN
  The Clean Hub New Orleans, LA
AFH NY: The Point Bronx, NY
  ABC No Rio New York, NY
  Broadway Women's Shelter New York, NY
  What If... NY Design Competition Online On The OAN
AFH San Diego: 2007 California Wild Fire Response San Diego, CA On The OAN
  Housing initiatives Tijuana, Mexico On The OAN
  The Global Studio   On The OAN
AFH San Francisco: Bay View Model Block San Francisco, CA On The OAN
AFH Sydney: Refugee Week Exhibition Sydney, Australia On The OAN
AFH UK: Sean Devereux Children's Fund   On The OAN
  School Brewerville, Liberia On The OAN
  Crisis At Christmas 2005 & 2006   On The OAN
  Crash   On The OAN

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